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Those Proud, Wounded Heroes of Suvla

So they collected the cripples, the wounded, the maimed,
And they shipped us back home to Australia.
The armless, the legless, the blind, the insane, 177 more words


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


Garden Stars - Almost Finished

The little Garden Stars quilt top is almost finished. I’m debating whether to add a small border. Right now it’s 12″ square. If I do add a border, I’m not sure what colour to add.   394 more words


Billabong walk

On my walk today I thought I would take some pictures of a section of the walk I have been doing recently.

This section is called The Billabong Walk. 99 more words


nothing else will matter...

you won’t make anything
but a fool of yourself
tell myself this all the time
when thoughts of you won’t go away
this world you live in – is not mine… 147 more words


Australia: a deeply sick convict culture

‘Waltzing Matilda’, Australia’s de facto national anthem, embodies:

– prostitution (‘Matilda’)

– theft

– flight from the assertion of domination and power (compare this song with ‘ 139 more words



My Great Aunt Matilda loves it when we talk about the time when she was a professional cat bather in Oklahoma during the huge dust storms of the 1930’s. 217 more words