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Ave, Australia

FLING out her flag to the world and the wrong in it!
Thunder her name to the dawn that shall be!
Ave, Australia! Name with a song in it —
Name of the free!

Stars that De Quiros, Dirk Hartog, and Flinders saw
Blazing their track o'er the perilous seas,
Cross of their dreaming — ensign of a higher law,
Break to the breeze!

Sons of the vanguard that harnessed the wilderness,
Quarried her quick soul from matrix and clod,
Pinioned as eagles to-day in her battle-stress,
Go ye with God!

Bearing the freedom that cradled your nationhood,
Bearing the honour ye dare not betray,
Pledge of the faith that shall shrive a glad earth again,
Purged of decay.

Fling out her flag to the world and the wrong in it!
Thunder her name to the dawn that shall be!
Ave, Australia! Name with a song in it —
Name of the free!

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