Australian National Anthem

for those Australians who grew up singing God Save the Queen and never bothered to learn the words because they wanted Waltzing Matilda as the replacement National Anthem.

Australian verse by Dorothea Mackellar. Every Aussie born in the 1950's would have learned this in the first couple of years of schooling...

Australian verse by Dorothea Mackellar. Every Aussie born in the would have learned this in the first couple of years of schooling.

Horses -The Man From Snowy River - Australian Poem by Banjo Patterson and clips from the movie by the same name. 10 minutes playing time.

The Man From Snowy River - Banjo Paterson. Clip from the movie, poem read by F. Always moves me to tears.

Australia :) I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me! Poet - Dorothea MacKellar was born in Sydney in 1883 and died in 1968

Australia :) I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me! Poet - Dorothea MacKellar was born in Sydney in 1883 and died in 1968

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges…

A Grain of Desert Sand. Banjo Patterson

A Grain of Desert Sand - Banjo Patterson

▶ Mulga Bill's Bicycle - Banjo Paterson - Read by Daryl Barclay - YouTube

Mulga Bill's Bicycle - Banjo Paterson - Read by Daryl Barclay

I can still recite the beautiful poem, Bell Birds by Henry Kendall (1869) It was in my kindergarten reader in abridged form back in 1962

I can still recite the beautiful poem, Bell Birds by Henry Kendall It was in my kindergarten reader in abridged form back in 1962

Poems of Banjo Patterson,

Poems of Banjo Patterson, might get dad to do a reading

Banjo Patterson

A Bush Christening is a gorgeous and very funny poem written by Banjo Paterson. Here you'll find background info about the poem plus a free copy for you to share with your children.

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