Advance Australia Fair is the national anthem of Australia. It was first performed in 1878 but did not gain status as the official anthem until 1984. Lyrics and music by Peter Dodds McCormick. Lyrics: 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. In joyful strains then let us sing, Advance Australia Fair. Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_Australia_Fair Performed by the Royal Australian Navy Band.
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