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Down Under (1981)

Released in 1981, this catchy pop song was written as a light ‘tongue-in-cheek’ dig at Australian values. It became a number one hit in Australia, the UK and US and is still played regularly today as an unofficial Australian national anthem.

Length: 3 minutes 45 seconds

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Featured in the National Registry of Recorded Sound collection

National Registry of Recorded Sound


National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 337398