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1.07 - our pod is girt by anthems

Released Thursday, 19th November 2020
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The premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, has said she feels for Indigenous Australians who say the national anthem doesn’t reflect them and their history and it’s time to make “a small gesture” and change some lyrics. This week National Anthems. Where did the Australian National Anthem come from? Are they representations of a national identity? Can they be a rallying point for a nation to heal? Are they just a leftover from 19th century nationalism? Why do I know how to sing at least 8 of them from memory? How did it come to this?