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Creator : Webb, Noel Augustin
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : S. Marshall
Date of creation : c1900
Additional Creator : Bertram, Hans, fl. 1880-1900
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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A great deal of Australian patriotic music was inspired by Australia's involvment in military conflicts.

In 1899 the Australian colonies committed contignents to the South African War, also known as the Boer War. The songs that were inspired by the conflict show Australia's colonial self image as firmly part of the British Empire but over time, particularly after Federation, songs were written that reflected our growing national identity.

Coverage year : 1900
Period : 1884-1913
Further reading :

Holmes, Robyn. The collector's book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

The Oxford companion to Australian music , Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1997

Chamberlain, W. M. The war with Johnny Boer : Australians in the Boer War, 1899-1902, Loftus [N.S.W.] : Australian Military History Publications, 2003

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