No Australian anthem, says musician [27 January 1943]

No Australian anthem, says musician “There is no Australian national anthem,” said Mr George Limb, of Hobart, referring yesterday to recent discussion of the suitability of “Advance, Australia Fair” as an anthem. Mr Limb, who is the Tasmanian representative on the Australian Musical Examination Bd., and who usually conducts the combined schools’ choir at Hobart, […]

Gawler prize music [5 November 1859]

[Editor: Carl Linger wrote the winning music for the 1859 “Song of Australia” competition to find an Australian patriotic song.] Gawler Prize Music.— The Judges who had undertaken to decide upon the music set to the “Song of Australia” met yesterday, and, after due examination, agreed to the following report : — “The Judges appointed […]

The Song of Australia [21 October 1859]

[Editor: This song by Caroline Carleton was the winner of the 1859 “Song of Australia” competition to find an Australian patriotic song.] The prize song. As we have already stated, the honor of writing the Prize Song belongs to Mrs. Carleton, of West-terrace ; and we now, without further preface, give the song itself to […]

[Song of Australia competition] [1 October 1859]

[Editor: These two advertisements were placed in the The South Australian Advertiser on the 1st of October 1859, by the Gawler Institute, seeking the creation of a popular patriotic song for Australians. The final result of the competition was that Caroline Carleton won the prize for the words to the song and Carl Linger won […]