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Sheet Music - W.E. Naunton & H.J.W. Gyles, 'White Australia', 1910 Reg. No: HT 17014
- Sheet music for the 'White Australia' song, composed by W.E. Naunton with words by Naunton and H.J.W. Gyles, and performed at the Australian Natives' Association National Fete, 31 January 1910. The song consists of three verses and a chorus. Motifs on the sheet music include a white map of Australia. Naunton was a prolific composer who wrote music for many songs relating to Australian nationalism and other subjects. Naunton's College of Music was located at 145 Collins Steet, Melbourne.The sheet music was published by A.M. Dinsdale,105-107 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
This music is an unusual and evocative example of the popular promotion of the White Australia sentiment which dominated Australian immigration policy after Federation and which was promoted by organisations such as the Australian Natives' Association. The Australian Natives' Association was a Friendly Society which provided benefits to its Australian-born members. It was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restriction, and Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member.
- Six-page sheet music, with central spine fold and one loose central page. Cream paper with illustrated front cover in primarily blue, red and yellow. Includes Commonwealth of Australia coat of arms with words 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA ANA' underneath; white map of Australia with song chorus; and images of Sir T. Gibson-Carmichael, K.C.B, State Governor of Victoria, His Excellency the Earl of Dudley, Governor-General of the Commonwealth and W.E.Naunton the composer.
Inside pages contain music and lyrics for 'White Australia'. Rear cover features advertisement for 'the Keyboard System of Music' by W.E. Naunton.
|Dimensions:||360 mm (Height), 260 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||white australia policy, 1 or 1 1, 1 1, 1 and 1 1, or 1 1--, order by 1000, or a a|
|Themes this item is part of:||Australian Natives Association (ANA), Melbourne, Victoria, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015|
|Primary Classification:||POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on front cover: 'THE GREAT NATIONAL POLICY SONG / WHITE AUSTRALIA / ADVANCE AUSTRALIA / ANA. / Australia! Australia! / Sunny south of Old Britannia's sons, / Australia, the white man's land, / Defended by the white man's guns, / Australia! Australia! / For Anglo Saxon race and Southern Cross, / God bless and help us to protect / Our glorious land Australia. / AUSTRALIA THE WHITE MAN'S LAND / Dedicated by the / composer / to / THE AUSTRALIAN NATION / FEATURED and SUNG AT THE A.N.A. NATIONAL FETE, JANUARY 31st 1910, / SIR THOMAS GIBSON - CARMICHAEL, Bart., K.C.M.G. / THE NATIONAL SONG / MUSIC BY W.E. NAUNTON / WORDS BY / THE COMPOSER & H.J.W. GYLES / NAUNTON / MELB. / COLLEGE. / W.E. NAUNTON / Published for the Composer by / A. M. DINSDALE, / 105 - 107 BOURKE ST. MELBOURNE / This Song is published in the Keyboard System of Music invented by - W.E. NAUNTON, and obtainable at 145 Collins St. Melb.'
Reverse printed in blue ink: 'A GREAT AND SUCCESSFUL AUSTRALIAN / MUSICAL INVENTION / Naunton College of Music, / 145 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE / Established 1904'
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|Composer:||W. Naunton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1910|
|Composer:||H. Gyles, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1910|
|Issued By:||Australian Natives' Association (ANA), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1910|
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