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Australian colonial verse and song



This selection of Australian colonial verse and song shows the hardship, loneliness and failures along with the love, joy and wonderful successes that helped forge the basis of (European) Australian attitudes and culture.

The canvasses of the writers of this selection have been coloured by bushrangers and squatters, by 'wallabies' and miners, by jailers and convicts, by lovers and fighters all trying to make some sense of this strange and inhospitable new land.

words to The Australian National Anthem


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