TLF ID R3300
This is the damaged front cover of a three-page score for the song 'Australia Draws her Maiden Sword'. It depicts Australia as a maiden drawing her long sword and preparing for imminent conflict. Behind her, troops are shown marching out of their encampment. On the bottom of the cover in copperplate are the words 'WRITTEN and COMPOSED TO COMMEMORATE THE DEPARTURE / THE FIRST DETACHMENT OF AUSTRALIAN TROOPS FOR THE / FIELD OF BATTLE.' The brownish tone of the cover is due to the aging of the paper.