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Poem - A Bush Lawyer - Banjo Paterson

When Ironbark the turtle came to Anthony’s lagoon

The hills were hid behind a mist of equinoctal rain,

The ripple of the rivulets was like a cheerful tune… 392 more words


Poem - Buffalo Country - Banjo Paterson

Out where the grey streams glide,

Sullen and deep and slow,

And the alligators slide

From the mud to the depths below

Or drift on the stream like a floating death, … 222 more words


Poem - A Change Of Menu - Banjo Paterson

Now the new chum loaded his three-nought-three,

It’s a small-bore gun, but his hopes were big.

“I am fed to the teeth with old ewe,” said he, … 366 more words


Poem - A Song Of The Pen - Banjo Paterson

Not for the love of women toil we, we of the craft,

Not for the people’s praise;

Only because our goddess made us her own and laughed, … 107 more words


Late Colonialism in Australian Literature and Art

What a feast of writers and artists we have been digesting in this last week (Page references are to the Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature… 560 more words

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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, 86 more words

Cathartic Love

How 'Advance Australia Fair' became the official national anthem of Australia

Australia started off as a group of British colonies and didn’t have its own national anthem, instead using ‘God Save the Queen’ or ‘God Save the King’ from the time of the first British settlement at Sydney in 1788. 1,182 more words