My Country


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!

‘My Country’ is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. A passionate, patriotic poem, it describes the contrasts that lie at the heart of Australia: its wildness, its generosity and its fearsome nature.

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