Materials for download

The materials below have been provided for download for the purpose of the NFSA’s Canberra’s Calling to You challenge.

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Sheet music

Original audio files

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Piano part

Kindly recorded by Elaine Loebenstein.

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Midi file piano score

Lyrics to Canberra’s Calling to You

Rolling plains of the Southland
Vast and wide and free
Windswept grass waving restless
Green as the mighty sea.
Our great Commonwealth Australia
Founded her new home
From God’s good earth there came the birth of our Capital our own.

Refrain:

Like a jewel so rare,
In a setting so fair,
A city of white was born.
With its gardens of blooms and its rare perfumes
That greet each sunny morn,
Australia’s creation the heart of a nation
'neath azure skies of blue.
Wherever you are,
Be it near or far
Canberra’s calling to you!

Original video files

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Canberra Capital clip 1

Canberra the Capital of the Commonwealth of Australia (1927) NFSA title ID 6224

Canberra Capital clip 2

Canberra the Capital of the Commonwealth of Australia (1927) NFSA title ID 6224

Canberra Capital clip 3

Canberra the Capital of the Commonwealth of Australia (1927) NFSA title ID 6224

Canberra Capital clip 4

Canberra the Capital of the Commonwealth of Australia (1927) NFSA title ID 6224

Canberra Capital clip 5

Canberra the Capital of the Commonwealth of Australia (1927) NFSA title ID 6224

Canberra in the Making

Canberra in the Making (c1927) NFSA title ID 12980

Canberra's Calling- Fox News

Fox News: Australia’s Federal Capital Nearing Completion (1926) NFSA title ID 384681

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The Naming of the Federal Capital of Australia (1913) NFSA title ID 9382

The Naming of Canberra clip 2

The Naming of the Federal Capital of Australia (1913) NFSA title ID 9382

The Naming of Canberra clip 3

The Naming of the Federal Capital of Australia (1913) NFSA title ID 9382

The Naming of Canberra clip 4

The Naming of the Federal Capital of Australia (1913) NFSA title ID 9382

The Naming of Canberra clip 5

The Naming of the Federal Capital of Australia (1913) NFSA title ID 9382

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