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Advanced Australia Fair has been adapted by Recognition in Anthem, a committee dedicated to changing the number

National anthem has been rewritten to reflect the experience of Aboriginals after a whole series of sports stars refuse to sing Advanced Australia Fair

  • A rewritten version of the national anthem is sung by an Aboriginal female choir
  • The amended texts were performed for the first time at an Australian festival
  • & # 39; Because we are young and free & # 39; has changed to & # 39; Because we are one and free & # 39;
  • The new version is intended to recognize Aboriginal Australians in the constitution
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A native group has rewritten the Australian national anthem in the hope that it will be formally adopted by the government.

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Advanced Australia Fair has been adapted by Recognition in Anthem, a committee dedicated to changing the number.

The new version was sung Friday by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women & # 39; s Choir at the annual Desert Song festival of Alice Springs.

To celebrate and acknowledge Aboriginals who have lived in the country for 60,000 years & # 39; because we are young and free & # 39; is adjusted to & # 39; because we are one and free & # 39 ;.

The show comes after a number of sports stars refused to sing the national anthem before the start of their game.

Advanced Australia Fair has been adapted by Recognition in Anthem, a committee dedicated to changing the number

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Advanced Australia Fair has been adapted by Recognition in Anthem, a committee dedicated to changing the number

Half of the native team refused to sing the Australian national anthem that played in the run-up to the NRL match against the native All Stars and Maori All Stars.

Team members including Blake Ferguson, Latrell Mitchell and skipper Cody Walker remained silent while the national anthem was being played.

At least six native footy players this year refused to sing the national anthem during game two of the state of origin.

Maroon's fullback Kalyn Ponga, center Dane Gagai, second row Josh Papalii and center Will Chambers were filmed and did not sing along to the national anthem.

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Blake Ferguson Blue Center and Josh Addo-Carr Wing also followed the example because they were linked arm in arm.

The players' protest comes in the midst of claims that Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker lost their places in the NSW Blues because they refused to sing in the first game of the series.

Aboriginal boxing champion Anthony Mundine has also refused to stand up for the national anthem, which, according to him, for & # 39; white supremacists & # 39; is.

Controversy raged after more than half of the native team refused to sing when the Australian national anthem played in the run-up to the NRL All Stars game

Controversy raged after more than half of the native team refused to sing when the Australian national anthem played in the run-up to the NRL All Stars game

Controversy raged after more than half of the native team refused to sing when the Australian national anthem played in the run-up to the NRL All Stars game

ARLC Chairman Peter Beattie supported native players who chose not to sing the national anthem during the first State of Origin competition this year at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (photo)
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ARLC Chairman Peter Beattie supported native players who chose not to sing the national anthem during the first State of Origin competition this year at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (photo)

ARLC Chairman Peter Beattie supported native players who chose not to sing the national anthem during the first State of Origin competition this year at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (photo)

Many native Australians have spoken of their refusal to sing the national anthem and say that the song does not recognize the Aboriginal history of the country

Many native Australians have spoken of their refusal to sing the national anthem and say that the song does not recognize the Aboriginal history of the country

Many native Australians have spoken of their refusal to sing the national anthem and say that the song does not recognize the Aboriginal history of the country

Aboriginal boxing champion Anthony Mundine (photo) has refused to stand up for the national anthem, which according to him for & # 39; white supremacists & # 39; is

Aboriginal boxing champion Anthony Mundine (photo) has refused to stand up for the national anthem, which according to him for & # 39; white supremacists & # 39; is

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Aboriginal boxing champion Anthony Mundine (photo) has refused to stand up for the national anthem, which according to him for & # 39; white supremacists & # 39; is

Although the first verse of the changed national anthem contains only a one-word change, verse two and three are completely new lyrics.

The second verse two is intended to show the & # 39; First Peoples & # 39 ;, & # 39; their occupation of the continent and neighboring countries for 60,000 years or more & # 39; and the & # 39; values ​​of inclusiveness & # 39; to honor.

And verse three celebrates the unique character of the Australian & # 39; partner ship & # 39 ;, the country's democracy and the value & # 39; in a fair-go & # 39 ;.

Martin Haskett, member of the National Anthem Recognition, told the ABC the current national anthem does not recognize Aboriginal Australians.

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& # 39; The ambition was to create something that spoke to everyone in Australia, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; We want to see if it resonates with people and think so. & # 39;

Although the first verse only changes in one word, verse two and three are completely new lyrics (photo: the annual Desert Song festival by Alice Springs)

Although the first verse only changes in one word, verse two and three are completely new lyrics (photo: the annual Desert Song festival by Alice Springs)

Although the first verse only changes in one word, verse two and three are completely new lyrics (photo: the annual Desert Song festival by Alice Springs)

Desert Song festival director Morris Stuart said the rewritten anthem & the story of what it means to be Australia & # 39; would reflect.

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& # 39; It recognizes the indigenous people and our festival has grown from the hearts of the Central Australian language & he said the publication.

Lyrics to Advance Australia Fair and Advance Australia Fair II – a patriotic song from Australia

Advance Australia Fair II – a patriotic song from Australia

Verse 1

Australians make us all rejoice

Because we are one and free

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We have golden ground and wealth for toil

Our house is by the sea

Our country is rich in nature's gifts

Rich and rare in beauty

In the history page, show each phase

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Advance Australia Fair

Then let's sing in joyful tensions,

Advance Australia Fair.

Verse 2

For sixty thousand years and more

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First peoples of this country

Supported by Country, Dreamtime said

With the hand of the word and the artist.

Unite our cultures from far

In peace with the first here

To walk on this ground together

Respect for everyone grows there.

We sing from everywhere on earth

Advance Australia Fair.

Verse 3

In times of drought and flood and fire

When everything but hope has disappeared

Australians come together with helping hands

And wattle is blooming again.

Tomorrow this timeless country is allowed

Live for our young people to share

From heart with red rocks to sun-drenched coast

Our country free and honest.

Under the Zuiderkruis we sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

Source: Recognition in national anthem

Advance Australia Fair

Verse 1

Australians make us all rejoice,

Because we are young and free;

We have golden ground and wealth for toil

Our house is by the sea

Our country is rich in nature's gifts

Rich and rare in beauty

In the history page, show each phase

Advance Australia Fair

Then let's sing in joyful tensions,

Advance Australia Fair.

Verse 2

Under our radiant Zuiderkruis

We will toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth ours

Known from all countries.

For those who have encountered the seas

We have boundless plains to share

Let us all bravely combine

To promote Australia Fair.

Then let's sing in joyful tensions,

Advance Australia Fair.

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