Advance Australia Fair

It seems odd (to me) that a fair number of Australians don't really know the words to their own national anthem, particularly the 2nd verse, what more with the Commonwealth Games going on and the Aussies bagging gold medals left, right and center. It's funny watching some of the winning athletes trying not to embarrass themselves singing the anthem at the medal ceremony while the camera is focussed on them and projected on the big screen.A friend sent me a link to the history ofthe Australian National Anthem on the DFAT site. Surprisingly, Advance Australia Fair only became official in 1984. Interesting read indeed.