My country

Submitted: Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:35
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To settle a "discussion" after seeing the latest ad for "the Ghan" etc on TV - I typed "I love a sunburnt country" into google - and discovered the complete poem by Dorothea McKellar - I know this is not really a 4wd topic - but - has anyone read this poem lately? We are all fans of this wide brown land (obviously) - but the words of this poem brought a tear to my eye - and said just how I feel about my country - Australia. Try it and see if you aren't moved by the emotions in this terrific work - timeless!!
jules
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Reply By: Browser - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:54

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:54
Hi Jules,

Here is a short cut for those that want to read that wonderful poem My Country by Dorothea McKellar.

regards,

Browser
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Follow Up By: Longreach - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 18:21

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 18:21
Thanks Julie & Browser
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 13:04

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 13:04
As a primary school child "My Country" by Dorothea McKellar was a must learn when I was at school. Thank you for reminding me - and you are quite right about the emotional tug it makes. A good reminder for us all. Thank you. (Haven't seen the ad yet).
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 19:25

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 19:25
goodday ruth
like you we learnt this poem at school and i am grateful to read the full poem most versions only cover a couple of verses
i found the other day while coping some music that i have slim dusty singing banjo,s Clancy of the overflow

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:19

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:19
Oh my me too...am I THAT old?

Of rugged mountain ranges
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Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 19:18

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 19:18
yeah - that ad got my attention too.

I am going to have to pay more attention - perhaps record it and look at it in detail, but I could sware that some of the scenes are not ones that you get to with the Ghan.

Ciao for now
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:06

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:06
Perhaps they got them from David and the Pick This Place File!
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 20:07

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 20:07
And while you're about it why not whistle, hum or sing "Song of Australia"???

There is a land where summer skies
Are gleaming with a thousand dyes,
Blending in witching harmonies, in harmonies;
And grassy knoll, and forest height,
Are flushing in the rosy light,
And all above is azure bright
Australia! Australia! Australia!
There is a land where, floating free,
From mountain top to girdling sea,
A proud flag waves exultingly, exultingly;
And Freedom's sons the banners bear,
No shackled slave can breathe the air,
Fairest of Britain's daughters fair—
Australia!
There is a land where honey flows,
Where laughing corn luxuriant grows,
Land of the myrtle and the rose, land of the rose;
On hill and plain the clust'ring vine
Is gushing out with purple wine,
And cups are quaffed to thee and thine—
Australia!
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:05

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:05
I don't think I have heard that since primary school and I STILL remember the tune.

Thanks for the memories.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 15:02

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 15:02
We didn't learn that song in Queensland.
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