Rebecca Raymond with Pat Johnson (née Bates). Rebecca was the soloist who performed the Ramale Anthem, 'Sons of Australia'. This 'anthem' was composed by Father Reischl (with words by Sister Adela) to mark the liberation of the prisoners of war from the Ramale Prison Camp on New Britain, in September 1945. The first performance was in October 1945 at a concert at Ramale to mark the release from captivity. Father Reischl dedicated the 'anthem' to the late Roma Bates, the wife of Major Charles Bates, MC, who led the party that liberated the prisoners. This rendition of the anthem, on 1 July 2012, to commence the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru National Memorial dedication service, is the second public performance of this work.

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