‘White Australia’ Song Sheet Music, 1910 was performed at the Australian Natives’ Association (ANA) National Fete, 31 January 1910. The Association was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restrictions.
The song consists of three verses and a chorus. Motifs on the sheet music include a white map of Australia. The lyrics include:
“Our Northern territory no longer is to be the open gate of coloured migration. This continent of ours is noa a white man’s land and not for alien surplus population.”
The cover bears the Australian coat of arms with the words Advance Australia.
- Title: ‘White Australia’ Song Sheet Music, 1910
- Year: 1910
- Dimensions: W: 260 mm; H: 360 mm
- Material: Paper
- Museum: Immigration Museum, Melbourne
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