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Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

AN eerie si­lence came over Car­rara Sta­dium for the sec­ond verse of na­tional an­them, Ad­vance Aus­tralia Fair, at the Open­ing Cer­e­mony. While 35,000 belted out the first verse, there was a stunned si­lence from many for the sec­ond verse. Here are the mys­te­ri­ous-to-most lyrics — there’s still time to learn them be­fore the Clos­ing: “Be­neath our ra­di­ant South­ern Cross, we’ll toil with hearts and hands, to make this Com­mon­wealth of ours renowned of all the lands, for those who’ve come across the seas, we’ve bound­less plains to share. With courage let us all com­bine, to Ad­vance Aus­tralia Fair. In joy­ful strains then let us sing, Ad­vance Aus­tralia Fair.”

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