Advance Australia fair [Australia’s national anthem, 1984]

[Editor: This two-verse version of “Advance Australia Fair” was officially declared to be the Australian national anthem on 19 April 1984.]

“Advance 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.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of 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.



Sources:
National Anthem”, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, February 2011 (accessed 1 November 2011)
Australian National Anthem”, Australia Day (Victoria) [Department of Premier and Cabinet], 25 October 2011 (accessed 1 November 2011)
Anthems”, Office of the Governor (Queensland) (accessed 1 November 2011)
Any advance on girt by sea? ”, The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), ‎Thursday 12 April 1984‎, page 6

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