Australia Day tomorrow

 “Australians are being encouraged to sing the national anthem together at noon on Australia Day as part of a new campaign. The National Australia Day Council (NADC) wants the nation to stop and join a swell of voices singing Advance Australia Fair.”

When Australia decided to ditch God Save the Queen as the national anthem, the majority of citizens, me included, wanted Waltzing Matilda instead. However, the song is not pompous and thus the politicians ruled otherwise. Here is one of the lesser known versions, from Czechoslovakia:

About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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