Thursday, August 19, 2010

Australian National Anthem - The Forgotten Second Verse

How many people, I wonder, know the words of the second verse to the Australian National Anthem.  I'm pretty sure that even though some folk may know we have a National Anthem, they either don't know or don't want to know what the second verse is, particularly LNP folks...

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
Yes, that's right - it says what you thought you read: "For those who've come across the seas We've boundless plains to share".  Not according to the LibNats (and the One Nation Party, for that matter).

With the miniscule number of "boat people" who are entering the country, is it *really* such a big issue?  Really?

200 or so years ago, we were *all* what would now be classed as "boat people" or illegal (and offensive) immigrants.


The Outspoken Wookie

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