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Brave Australians
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Creator : Wigley, Milda
Place Of Creation : [Adelaide, S. Aust.]
Publisher : Hussey & Gillingham
Date of creation : [1915]
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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World War One generated a large number of patriotic songs. Some of the themes reflected in the lyrics of this genre of music are emotional and personal sacrifices, recruitment and anti-conscription.
A phrase used in the lyrics of this song 'Tommy Atkins will not smile at green Australian boys' reflects the relationship between Australian and British soldiers. Tommy Atkins is a term applied to British soldiers and was coined by Rudyard Kipling in his poem Tommy.

Coverage year : 1915
Period : 1914-1918
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

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

Laugesen, Amanda. Diggerspeak : the language of Australians at war, South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2005

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