This song, written by Jack O'Hagan and sung by Clement Q Williams, was recorded in 1934 to celebrate the centenary of Melbourne the following year.
Only One of the Toys, described on its sheet music as a ‘pathetic soldier song’, was written by Mark Erickson and P.
Written by Scottish-born composer Peter Dodds McCormick and first performed in1878, Advance Australia Fair was officially declared the national anthem by the Governor-General, Sir Ninian S
Sons of Australia was written by prolific English music hall composer Felix McGlennon in 1900, during the Second Boer War.
Prior to radio, songs were largely heard performed in music halls. People would then visit music shops to purchase the sheet music of tunes they liked.
This 1915 recording of If England wants a Hand, Well, Here It Is is sung by Harrison Latimer.
Boys of the Dardanelles, which commemorates the sacrifice made by Australians in the First World War, is the best-known composition by Marsh Little (1880 - 1958) and was particularly effective for
Of all the patriotic songs of WW1, Australia Will Be There is probably the one best known to Australians.
'Ballarat the Fair’, performed by Robert Nicholson; Composer: Ernest Grenfell; Lyricist: Henry Brew. Broadcast (De Luxe Series) W555