Advance Australia Fair

‘Advance Australia Fair’ as composed by Peter Dodds McCormick. It was first performed in 1878 and was adopted as Australia’s national anthem in 1984. Australia changed one word in ‘Advance Australia Fair’ – from ‘For we are young and free’ to ‘for we are one and free’. This is to reflect the ‘spirit of unity’. The one-word change is to acknowledge the aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the country.