Australia National Anthem "Advance Australia Fair" lyrics YouTube movie MIDI

Commonwealth of AustraliaAdvance Australia Fair

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts,
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page let every stage,
Advance Australia Fair!


Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We'll toil with heart and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours,
Renowned through all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas,
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine to
Advance Australia Fair!


In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair!


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About Anthem

Advance Australia Fair is the official national anthem of Australia. Composed by Peter Dodds McCormick, the song was first performed

in 1878, but did not gain its status as the official anthem until 1984. Until then, the song was sung in Australia as a patriotic song and to announce the news from the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

In order for the song to become the anthem, it had to face a vote between the Royal anthem God Save the Queen and the "unofficial anthem" Waltzing Matilda (photo: The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour /source: Wikipedia)