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aussiebloke Lyr Req: Australians True (1901) (23) Australians True (1901) 01 Jun 02

G'day all

Posted on behalf of a mate of a mate o' mine, feller from over Coffs Harbour way...

This bloke is after 'very simple verse and chorus music, nothing elaborate', but does not specify a recording, or chords tabs whatever.

Australians True (1901) also known as the Federal National song.

A couple of web-searches yields only this passing reference to its existence:

In the late nineteenth century the development of inter-colonial relations sparked the move towards economic and social integration of the colonies. Beginning in the 1880s, the federation movement was led by the 'Father of Federation', the politician Henry Parkes, amidst the growth of organisations such as the Australian Natives' Association and the Federation Leagues established to push the cause within the colonies. Edmund Barton, the future first Prime Minister of Australia and dedicatee of this song (Star of Australia), was the driving force in the development of the leagues, and members were active in the 'yes' campaigns for the referendums. The Star of Australia was featured at a public meeting of the Federation League of Northern Tasmania on 17 July 1899 at the Albert Hall, Launceston. It was performed by Mr A L Wells amidst a program of organ music, other songs such as Australians True ... to the 189798 Federal Convention.

Any pointers to lyrics or recordings?


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