Papua New Guinea national anthem song

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Who wrote the Papua New Guinean national anthem (lyrics and music)?

When was the national anthem of Papua New Guinea officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Papua New Guinea is “O Arise All You Sons”.
Papua New Guinea’s anthem lyrics were written by Thomas SHACKLADY and the music was written by Thomas SHACKLADY.
Adopted 1975.
National anthem of Papua New Guinea free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Papua New Guinea’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Papua New Guinea national anthem on Youtube
Papua New Guinean anthem lyrics (Official English)
O arise all you sons of this land,
Let us sing of our joy to be free,
Praising God and rejoicing to be
Papua New Guinea.
Shout our name from the mountains to seas
Papua New Guinea;
Let us raise our voices and proclaim
Papua New Guinea.
Now give thanks to the good Lord above
For His kindness, His wisdom and love
For this land of our fathers so free,
Papua New Guinea.
Shout again for the whole world to hear
Papua New Guinea;
We’re independent and we’re free,
Papua New Guinea.
You can find more information about Papua New Guinean anthem on Wikipedia – See link.


Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinean national symbol: bird of paradise.

Papua New Guinea flag

Conventional short form country name: Papua New Guinea.
Conventional long form country name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
Local short form country name: Papuaniugini.
Former name of Papua New Guinea: Territory of Papua and New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea Government Type: constitutional parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm.
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government – a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers – according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament.
A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch, and has a royal line of succession in common with the other realms. There are sixteen Commonwealth realms.