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Title White Australia. Australia the White Man's Land
Author Naunton, W E; Gyles, H J W
Date 1910
Document Type Sheet Music
Publisher Information A. M. Dinsdale, Melbourne
Reference HT 17014
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name White Australia
Description Sheet music for the 'White Australia' song performed at the Australian Natives' Association National Fete, 31 January 1910. The song consists of three verses and a chorus. 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.
Biographical Note / History 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 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.
Theme(s) Responses to Immigration
People Gibson-Carmichael, Sir T; Ward, William; Naunton, W E
Keywords music, racism, legisation, White Australia
Additional Information Includes Commonwealth of Australia coat of arms with the 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. Rear cover features advertisement for 'the Keyboard System of Music' by W. E. Naunton. Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museums Victoria Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Museums Victoria