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About Australia Hymne

"Advance Australia Fair"

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free.
With 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.
When gallant Cook from Albion sailed
To trace wide oceans o'er,
True British courage born him on trug
Till he landed on our shore.

And there he raised old England's flag,
The standard of the brave.
With all her faults we love her still,
Britannia rules the wave.
Die frühere zweite und dritte Strophe (When gallant Cook from Albion sailed ...) ist vielen Australiern die sich vom britischen Erbe lossagen wollten sauer aufgestossen.

1984 wurden diese Strophen offiziell ersetzt. Damit soll auch dem multikulturellen Flair durch die Einwanderer aus der ganzen Welt Rechnung getragen werden.

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