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Australia - Combined Versions

This page displays, grouped by line, all the words of all the versions of Australia. In effect it shows the evolution of each changed line.

Explanation of Layout

Prefix Numbers

The number at the start of each line is a unique identifier. Where there is no decimal point then this is the line from the original anthem 'Advance Australia Fair'. Where there is a decimal point then this is a new line. Line 0 is the title. Lines 1 to 20 are the lyrics of the anthem.

The Words in the Middle

The words following the first number are shown in three colours. Words in Red are from the original anthem 'Advance Australia Fair' that have been replaced. Words in Orange are new words that have not made it to the current version. And the words in Green are either from the original anthem 'Advance Australia Fair' or are the final version of the new words.

Suffix Numbers

The number at the end each line is the version that the line appears in. For example if the suffix numbers are 6 - 9 then that means that this particular line appears in version 6, 7, 8 and 9.

0       Advance Australia Fair   0
0.1    
Australians Let's Be Fair 1 - 4
0.2    
Country   5 - 9
0.3    
Australia 10 - 12

1       Australians all let us rejoice   0 - 12

2       for we are  young and free   0
2.1    
for we're all human beings 1, 2
2.2    
for we're all one country   3 - 5
2.3    
for we are  one country   6 - 9
2.4    
for this country is our home   10
2.5    
this country is our home   11
2.6    
for we are all born free.   12

3       Weíve golden soil and wealth for toil;   0
3.1    
We've got a wealth of Love to share   1, 2
3.2    
And from the soil comes wealth from toil   3
3.3    
We are the dreaming of our land   4 - 7
3.4    
We are the dreaming of this land   8 - 12 

4       Our home is girt by sea   0
4.1    
with all of this creation   1, 2
4.2    
Our home is for the free   3
4.3    
This countryís for the free   4
4.5    
Our country makes us free   5, 7 - 9
4.6    
Our country made us free   6
4.7    
this land that makes us free   10, 11
4.8    
it's spirit breathes in me   12

5       Our land abounds with natures gifts   0
5.1    
The land abounds with natures gifts   2 - 7
5.2    
This land abounds with natures gifts   8, 9
5.3    
Our home abounds in nature's gifts   10, 11
5.4    
Our home abounds with nature's gifts   12 

6       of beauty rich and rare,   0 - 12

7       In history's page let every stage   0, 3
7.1    
At every stage of history's page   1
7.2    
In history's page at every stage   2
7.3    
In history's page let every stage   4 - 7
7.4    
At every stage let history's page   8 - 12

8       advance Australia fair   0
8.1    
Australians let's be fair   1, 2
8.2    
treat all Australians fair   3 - 12

9       In joyful strains then let us sing   0
9.1    
With joyful voices let us sing   1 - 12

10      advance Australia fair,   0
10.1  
Australians let's be fair   1, 3
10.2  
treat all Australians fair    2
10.3  
we are all one county    4
10.4  
lets treat this county fair .   5
10.5  
Australiaís our country .   6 - 9
10.6  
Australia is our home   11 - 12

11      Beneath  our radiant Southern Cross  0
11.1   
Beneath the radiant Southern Cross   1 - 12

12      we'll toil with hearts and hands   0
12.1  
we'll work with hearts and hands   1
12      
we'll toil with hearts and hands   2 - 12

13      To make this commonwealth of ours   0
13.1  
To keep this ancient place   1
13.2  
To keep this ancient place weíre from   2
13.3  
To keep this ancient place of ourís   3
13.4  
To keep this ancient trust of ourís   4
13.5  
To keep this ancient country   5
13.6  
To leave our childrenís children   6 - 12

14      renowned of all the lands   0
14.1  
a whole and sacred Land   1 - 12

15      For those who've come across the seas   0 - 12

16      weíve boundless plains to share   0
16.1  
we welcome you as friends   1 - 9
16.2  
as friends we welcome you   10 - 12

17      With courage let us all combine    0 - 8
17.1  
Then with courage let us all combine   9
17     
With courage let us all combine   10 - 12

18      to  advance Australia fair   0
18.1  
to make Australia fair   1 - 3
18.2  
to make our dreaming true   4
18.3  
to make our dreamings real   5, 6
18.4  
to make our dreams come true   7 - 12

19      In joyful strains then let us sing   0
19.1  
With joyful voices let us sing   1 - 12

20      advance Australia fair,   0
20.1  
Australians let's be fair   1, 3
20.2  
treat all Australians fair    2
20.3  
we are all one county    4
20.4  
lets treat this county fair .   5
20.5  
Australiaís our country .   6 - 9
20.6  
Australia is our home   11 - 12