Song of Australia - Performances and Public Reaction

Performances and Public Reaction

One of its first public performances was for a South Australian Institute soirée at White's Rooms, King William Street, on 14 December 1859 by the Adelaide Liedertafel, conducted by Herr Linger.

The song was a particular favourite of the Australian baritone Peter Dawson. who called it "The finest national athem ever written". His performances included notably:

  • Recital in London as a duet with Richard Nitschke in 1905.
  • Duet with Clara Serena at Wembley on (the then) Australia Day 24 July 1924.
  • A gramophone recording HMV EA1003 of Dawson and vocal quartet singing "Song of Australia" was released in 1932.

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