y Advance Australia Fair single work   poetry   "Australia's sons, let us rejoice,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1878 1878
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Notes

  • First performed at the St Andrew's Day concert of the Highland Society on the 30th October 1878. The song was also sung at the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia and perfomed by massed bands at the federal capital celebration in Canberra, 1901. Officially proclaimed the national anthem of Australia on 19 April, 1984.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1878
Notes:
First published in The Australian Town and Country Journal under the pseudonym Amicus. Susequently published under McCormick's own name.
  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Town and Country Journal vol. 73 no. 1912 26 September 1906 Z624212 1906 newspaper issue 1906 pg. 17
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 29 no. 1492 17 September 1908 Z624214 1908 periodical issue 1908 pg. 2 Section: The Red Page
  • Appears in:
    y Australia C. Hartley Grattan (editor), Berkeley : University of California Press , 1947 Z955602 1947 anthology criticism poetry Berkeley : University of California Press , 1947 pg. xxvii-xxviii
  • Appears in:
    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Kathrine Bell (editor), Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 Z1472336 2007 anthology poetry Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 pg. 26
First line of verse: "Australians all let us rejoice"
      1981 .
      Link: Web resource Sighted: 29/01/2008
      Note/s:
      • This version of 'Advance Australia Fair' comprises only two verses; the second and fourth verses of the original are omitted. Also, it uses the gender-neutral words proposed by the National Australia Day Committe in 1981.

Works about this Work

Advance Australia Hum Dee Hum John Weldon , 2005 single work column humour
— Appears in: The Age , 29 January 2005; (p. 11)
'Advance Australia Fair' : Australia's Nation-Making Ethic and Its Manner of Persistence Christopher Kelen , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Victorian Studies Journal , vol. 9 no. 2003; (p. 106-127)
How Fair Is Fair? : The Colour of Justice in Australia's Official Anthem Christopher Kelen , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: M/C Journal , July vol. 5 no. 3 2002;
Saving Us from Them : The Discourse of Exclusion Michael Clyne , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: M/C Journal , October vol. 5 no. 5 2002;
The Story Behind the Song Nigel Morris , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 April 2002; (p. 20)
'Advance Matilda Fair' or 'How Shall I Remember Thee?' Brian Dibble , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Soundings : Poetry and Poetics : Proceedings of the Third Biennial National Conference on Poetry, Adelaide, 7-9 November, 1997 1998; (p. 44-54)
Traces the history and cultural politics of creating a national anthem for Australia. Focusing on Advance Australian Fair and Waltzing Matilda, Dibble examines the texts in terms of prosody, rhetoric and vocabulary for their mnemonic characteristics.
Australia's National Anthem - Peter McCormick Rudolph Brasch , 1987 single work biography
— Appears in: Permanent addresses : Australians down under 1987; (p. 189-190)
An Australian Marsellaise 1908 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 September vol. 29 no. 1492 1908; (p. 2)
Advance Australia Hum Dee Hum John Weldon , 2005 single work column humour
— Appears in: The Age , 29 January 2005; (p. 11)
'Advance Australia Fair' : Australia's Nation-Making Ethic and Its Manner of Persistence Christopher Kelen , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Victorian Studies Journal , vol. 9 no. 2003; (p. 106-127)
How Fair Is Fair? : The Colour of Justice in Australia's Official Anthem Christopher Kelen , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: M/C Journal , July vol. 5 no. 3 2002;
Saving Us from Them : The Discourse of Exclusion Michael Clyne , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: M/C Journal , October vol. 5 no. 5 2002;
Australia's National Anthem - Peter McCormick Rudolph Brasch , 1987 single work biography
— Appears in: Permanent addresses : Australians down under 1987; (p. 189-190)
An Australian Marsellaise 1908 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 September vol. 29 no. 1492 1908; (p. 2)
'Advance Matilda Fair' or 'How Shall I Remember Thee?' Brian Dibble , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Soundings : Poetry and Poetics : Proceedings of the Third Biennial National Conference on Poetry, Adelaide, 7-9 November, 1997 1998; (p. 44-54)
Traces the history and cultural politics of creating a national anthem for Australia. Focusing on Advance Australian Fair and Waltzing Matilda, Dibble examines the texts in terms of prosody, rhetoric and vocabulary for their mnemonic characteristics.
The Story Behind the Song Nigel Morris , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 April 2002; (p. 20)
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