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An Idaho Reader Replies To Arthur Redding On Australia Day
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January 28, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Re: On Australia Day, An Australian Reader Writes On Patriotic Songs Vs. PC

From: Pete Brittain (e-mail him)

I first heard John Williamson in a Cairns bar. I promptly went out and bought everything he had recorded. I  still have most of his songs on a CD,which is in my car and is played frequently. 

A glorious Australia day to you and yours...just don`t change that beautiful flag...as Williamson wants.

Read Pete Brittain’s reminiscences of his trip to Australia here, and more letters here. Brittain has repeatedly expressed the wish that America was surrounded, like Australia, that Lucky Country, by shark-infested waters.

Watch Williamson singing True Blue: