Our Original National Anthem

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The original Advance Australia Fair anthem was intentionally changed to be compatible with the multicultural transformation of Australia and almost no one remembers.

It went down the memory hole. The original verses that were removed were nationalist, directly referencing our people's homelands, our willingness to defend our newly created nation and the eternal connection to our occidental homeland.

Original Verse

Verse 1

Australia's sons 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 hist'ry's page, let ev'ry stage
Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.

Verse 2

When gallant Cook from Albion sailed, To trace wide oceans o'er,
True British courage bore him on,
Til he landed on our shore.
Then here he raised Old England's flag,
The standard of the brave;
"With all her faults we love her still" "Britannia rules the wave." In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair.

Verse 3

While other nations of the globe Behold us from afar,
We'll rise to high renown and shine
Like our glorious southern star;
From England soil and Fatherland,
Scotia and Erin fair,
Let all combine with heart and hand
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair.

Verse 4

Should foreign foe e'er sight our coast, Or dare a foot to land,
We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore,
To guard our native strand;
Britannia then shall surely know,
Though oceans roll between,
Her sons in fair Australia's land
Still keep their courage green.
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair.*

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