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A Waltz for Matilda

A Waltz for Matilda combines the themes of Federation in Australia (1901), drought, poverty, love of the land, and the racism that was prevalent at the time the story was set. 115 more words

Book Review

land on which blood were shed

Although we have no songs of strife,
Of bloodshed reddening the land

(A. B. Paterson, ‘Song of the future’)


A Singer Of The Bush

There is a waving of grass in the breeze
And a song in the air,
And a murmur of myriad bees
That toil everywhere.
There is scent in the blossom and bough, 66 more words

Cathartic Love

Anzacery, or, Who Is Not Invited To The Great War Centenary?

I watched the commemorations last weekend broadcast from Albany in Western Australia marking the centenary of the departure of the first convoy of ships taking Australian and New Zealand troops to the war. 1,522 more words