Australia's National Anthem?
The song was one of four included in a national plebiscite to choose Australia's national song in 1977. Nationwide it was the least popular of the four choices, but it had the distinction of being the most popular choice in South Australia. This result can be attributed to the fact of "Advance Australia Fair" being exposed to schoolchildren in the more populous States, where "The Song of Australia" was sung in schools only in South Australia and, to a lesser extent, in Western Australia and Tasmania.
The four songs in the plebiscite were Waltzing Matilda; the current anthem, God Save the Queen (now the Royal Anthem); the now current anthem, Advance Australia Fair; and Song of Australia.
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