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Jan 03

National Anthem

The fourth and final verse of Advance Australia Fair, circa 1942, went like this:

Should foreign for e’er sight our coast.
Or dare a foot to land,
We’ll rouse to arms like sires of yore
To guard our native strand.
Britannia then shall surely know,
Beyond wide oceans roll
Her sons in fair Australia’s land
Still keep a British soul.
In joyful strains let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.

Unsurprisingly, this verse was removed. The national anthem is now only two verses long (but I dare you to recite the second :).