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Creator : Beecher-Henderson, H
Source : Famous Australian songwriters' series
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Australian Songwriters and Music Publisher's Agency
Date of creation : [between 1930 and 1945]
Additional Creator : King, Tom, d. 1976 Fewster, Jack Straude, Robert
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :
Music to express national pride is sometimes written specifically for that purpose, and sometimes is adopted as patriotic by virtue of its associations or performance environment. In Australia, especially during the 19th century when a significant proportion of the population was of British origin, patriotic devotion was often felt for the 'Mother country'.
As Australia progressed from its colonial phase to Federation, and with its participation in foreign wars and changing patterns of migration, the patriotic genre of music changed to reflect an independent Australia rather than a collection of British colonies.
Period : 1927-1939,1939-1945
Further reading :
The Oxford companion to Australian music, Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1997

Currency companion to music & dance in Australia , Sydney : Currency House in association with Currency Press, 2003
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