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Listed under:  Arts  >  Music  >  Sound sources  >  Vocal music  >  Songs  >  Anthems  >  National songs
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Sheet music cover for 'White Australia', 1910

This is the front cover of sheet music for a song called 'White Australia'. The music was composed by W E Naunton and the lyrics written by Naunton and H J W Gyles. The cover includes an image of a white map of Australia. Text inside the map reads in part: 'Australia, the white man's land, / Defended by the white man's ...

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The story of 'Waltzing Matilda' and Winton

What do the words of 'Waltzing Matilda' mean and where did they come from? Find out about 'Waltzing Matilda' and Winton, the town where Banjo Paterson wrote his ballad. Discover what the song means to the town today.

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'Advance Australia fair', 1927

This is a 1927 recording of four verses of the famous song, 'Advance Australia fair', which later became Australia's national anthem. It was composed by Peter McCormick, who arrived in Australia from Scotland in 1855. This recording was made in London and features a massed choir and grand organ accompaniment.

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Sheet music cover for 'Columbia! Welcome!', 1908

This is the front cover of the music score for the song 'Columbia! Welcome! A Song of Greeting to the American Fleet', composed by Montague B Younger. The cover shows a line drawing of a US Navy warship, with the Australian and American flags behind. The three-page booklet was published in Sydney by W H Paling and Company in 1908.

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'Kingsford Smith, Aussie is proud of you', 1928

This is a song celebrating the achievement of Charles Kingsford Smith and the crew of the 'Southern Cross' in becoming the first to cross the Pacific by air. The song was written by Jack O'Hagan and performed by Len Maurice. It was recorded on 7 June 1928 and is 2 minutes 18 seconds long.