A wide brown land. . . . .

A sculpture at the National Arboretum in Canberra, the nation’s capital.  You can see Black Mountain Tower in the background.

Many Australians would at least be familiar with the second verse of Dorothea MacKellar’s poem, My Country.  In the video the poet recites the complete poem.  During this time of devastating bushfires and now flooding rains I felt it was a good time to reflect on this poem.

It has been a difficult time for my country but the people are known for their resilience and “She’ll be right mate” attitude.

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