y My Country single work   poetry   "The love of field and coppice,"
Alternative title: Core of my Heart
First known date: 1908 Issue Details: First known date: 1908 1908
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Notes

  • Possibly written in about 1904, and first published as 'Core of My Heart' in the London Spectator, 5 September 1908, this was later published in Australia, and as 'My Country', the name by which it is better known today, in her first book of poetry, The Closed Door and Other Verses (1911).
  • A recording was made in 1958 by Hazel de Berg of Dorothea Mackellar reading 'My Country'. This was to accompany My Country; Australian Poetry & Short Stories, Two Hundred Years (1958).

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  • Appears in:
    y The Spectator 5 September 1908 Z1239967 1908 newspaper issue 1908
    Note: With title 'Core of My Heart'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Register 24 October 1908 8230549 1908 newspaper issue 1908 pg. 13
    Note: With title 'Core of My Heart'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser vol. 86 no. 2450 21 October 1908 8235648 1908 newspaper issue 1908 pg. 1056
    Note:

    As 'Core of My Heart'.

    Editor's note: 'In the London "Spectator," to hand by the last mail, appears the following poem by Miss Dorothea Mackellar, daughter of Dr. Mackellar, M.L.C., of Sydney'.

  • Appears in:
    y The Fitzroy City Press 26 February 1909 8230599 1909 newspaper issue 1909 pg. 4
    Note: As 'Core of My Heart'.
  • Appears in:
    y Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tasmania) 9 January 1909 8235600 1909 newspaper issue 1909 pg. 4
    Note:

    As 'Core of My Heart–My Country!'

    Editor's note: [This beautiful appreciation of Australia by one of her gifted daughters- —Miss Dorothea Mackellar, Sydney—was published in 'The Spectator' (London), September 5, 1908, and has been printed in the Australian 'Call' as a fitting accompaniment to our policy of National defence.]

  • Appears in:
    y The Freeman's Journal 4 February 1909 8235624 1909 newspaper issue 1909 pg. 31
    Note: As 'Core of My Heart–My Country!'
  • Appears in:
    y The Closed Door and Other Verses Dorothea Mackellar , Melbourne : Australasian Authors' Agency , 1911 Z175910 1911 selected work poetry Melbourne : Australasian Authors' Agency , 1911 pg. 9-11
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 32 no. 1628 27 April 1911 Z589549 1911 periodical issue 1911 pg. 2 Section: The Red Page
    Note: With title 'Core of My Heart'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Lone Hand vol. 10 no. 57 January 1912 Z592825 1912 periodical issue 1912 pg. xxii
  • Appears in:
    y The Register 30 January 1915 8230989 1915 newspaper issue 1915 pg. 4
  • Appears in:
    y The School Paper for Grades VII and VIII no. 207 January 1917 Z1603160 1917 periodical issue children's 1917 pg. [i]-ii
    Note: With title: 'Core of My Heart'. With illus. 'Scenes in Victoria, Australia' and portrait of the author.
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry London : Oxford University Press , 1918 pg. 275-277
  • Appears in:
    y Widgee : Adventures in the Wild Australian Bush Stanley Kingsmill , London : Westall , 1919 Z498003 1919 single work novel adventure young adult London : Westall , 1919 pg. iv
  • Appears in:
    y School Paper : Grades V and VI no. 271 May 1921 Z1652290 1921 periodical issue 1921 pg. 54-55
  • Appears in:
    y The Bookfellow vol. 8 no. 1 27 October 1924 Z591997 1924 periodical issue 1924 pg. 14
    Note: Poem has no title but first line begins 'I love a sunburnt country'
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australasian Verse London : Oxford University Press , 1924 pg. 268-269
  • Appears in:
    y School Paper : Grades V and VI no. 301 February 1924 Z1641681 1924 periodical issue 1924 pg. [1]-2
  • Appears in:
    y Selections from the Australian Poets Bertram Stevens (editor), George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1913 Z521150 1913 anthology poetry Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing , 1925 pg. 131-133
  • Appears in:
    y The Register 15 May 1926 8233080 1926 newspaper issue 1926 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems Percival Serle (editor), R. H. Croll (editor), Frank Wilmot (editor), London : Collins , 1927 Z893479 1927 anthology poetry London : Collins , 1927 pg. 249-250
  • Appears in:
    y The Register 10 September 1927 8234923 1927 newspaper issue 1927 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 pg. 1-3
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1940 pg. 1-3
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Allan and Co. , ca. 1940 .
      Alternative title: My country : for mixed voices, S.A.T.B.
      Extent: 1 score (4 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • Music by Arthur S. Loam; words by Dorothea Mackellar.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Allan and Co. , ca. 1943 .
      Alternative title: Australia My Country
      Extent: 1 score (5 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • For voice and piano. Key of G. Voice range D-E.
      • Words by Dorothea Mackellar; music by William G. James.
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Bush Songs and Ballads Will Lawson (editor), Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1944 Z331491 1944 anthology poetry Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1944 pg. 64-65
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australasian Verse Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1945 pg. 245-246
  • Appears in:
    y An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems Percival Serle (editor), R. H. Croll (editor), Frank Wilmot (editor), London : Collins , 1927 Z893479 1927 anthology poetry Sydney Auckland : Collins , 1946 pg. 249-250
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australian and New Zealand Verse Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1950 pg. 197-199
    • 1950-1959 .
      Extent: 1 ms. score ([1] p.)p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Words by Dorothea MacKellar; music by Edgar Maddocks.
      • For voice (Mz) and piano.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Boosey and Hawkes , ca. 1951 .
      Alternative title: Wide Brown Land
      Extent: 1 score (6 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • Music by May H. Brahe (notation for piano); poem by Dorothea Mackellar.
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poets Speak Colin Thiele (editor), Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1961 Z223492 1961 anthology poetry criticism Adelaide : Rigby , 1961 pg. 64-65
  • Appears in:
    y Favourite Australian Poems Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z337064 1963 anthology poetry humour Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 pg. 13-14
  • Appears in:
    y From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z407973 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 251-252
  • Appears in:
    y Bards in the Wilderness : Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920 Adrian Mitchell (editor), Brian Elliott (editor), Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 Z429552 1970 anthology poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 pg. 215-216
  • Appears in:
    y The Poems of Dorothea Mackellar Dorothea Mackellar , Adelaide : Rigby , 1971 Z176344 1971 collected work poetry Adelaide : Rigby , 1971 pg. 4-5
  • Appears in:
    y Australia Fair : Poems and Paintings Douglas Stewart (editor), Sydney : Ure Smith , 1974 Z392157 1974 anthology poetry Sydney : Ure Smith , 1974 pg. 32-33
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1978 .
      Alternative title: A Sunburnt Country
      Extent: 62p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes a foreword, a biographical note on Dorothea Mackellar, a history of the poem with notes, the text of the poem and thirty-one full colour plates of paintings by Bill Beaven.
      ISBN: 0727009583
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1981 .
      Alternative title: My Country : a poem by Dorothea Mackellar with decorations and illustrations by J. J. Hilder.
      Extent: 6 leavesp.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1990 Collins-Angus and Robertson
      Note/s:
      • Publisher's note: Dorothea Mackellar's poem first published 1908. Hand lettered and illustrated by J. J. Hilder first published in The Art of J. J. Hilder, Angus & Robertson, 1918.
      • Includes seven watercolours by Hilder.
      • c1971.
      ISBN: 020714561X
    • Darlinghurst, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: M.C.A. , 1982 .
      Alternative title: My Country : I Love a Sunburnt ountry : S.A.B. with Piano
      Extent: 1 score (5 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • Words by Dorothea Mackellar; music by Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch. Arranged by David Lawrence.
      • For voice and piano; with guitar chord diagrams.
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 116-117
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 230-231
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 472-473
    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Greenhouse Publications , 1985 .
      Alternative title: My Country : a poem by Dorothea Mackellar with decorations and illustrations by J. J. Hilder.
      Extent: 6 leavesp.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • With decorations and illustrations by J. J. Hilder.
      ISBN: 0909104891
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets Susan Hampton (editor), Kate Llewellyn (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 Z406355 1986 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 pg. 39-40
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 237-238
  • Appears in:
    y I Love a Sunburnt Country : The Diaries of Dorothea MacKellar Dorothea Mackellar , Jyoti Brunsdon (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z371829 1990 single work autobiography North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 9
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Bush Verse G. A. Wilkes (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z61919 1991 anthology poetry humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 1-2
  • Appears in:
    y The Advertiser 26 January 1994 Z623012 1994 newspaper issue 1994 pg. 15
    • Neutral Bay, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fidado , 1994 .
      Alternative title: Spirit of My Country
      Extent: 40p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • With paintings by Samantha Wortelhock and Damien Naughton; calligraphy by Dave Wood.
      • With gift card.
      ISBN: 1875634045
      Series: y Australia - from the Heart Fidado (publisher), Z1249707 series - publisher Number in series: 1
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australian Women's Verse Susan Lever (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z566500 1995 anthology poetry biography South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 pg. 59-60
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996 pg. 116-117
    • West End, South Brisbane - East Brisbane area, Brisbane - South & South West, Brisbane, Queensland,: Herron , 1996 .
      Alternative title: I Love a Sunburnt Country
      Extent: 58p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Illustrated with 25 paintings by Michael Nicholas.
      • Foreword by Bill Scott.
      ISBN: 0947163476
  • Appears in:
    y Classic Australian Verse Maggie Pinkney (editor), Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 Z864790 2001 anthology poetry Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 pg. 63-64
  • Appears in:
    y Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 Z1266972 2004 anthology poetry Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 pg. 89-90
  • Appears in:
    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Kathrine Bell (editor), Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 Z1472336 2007 anthology poetry Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 pg. 174
  • Appears in:
    y Dorothea Mackellar's My Country: A Centenary Celebration 1908-2008 Dorothea Mackellar , Peter Luck (illustrator), Sydney : Pier 9 , 2008 Z1543458 2008 single work poetry

    'Dorothea Mackellar's anthemic poem 'My Country' captured the heart of the Australian nation when it was first published in 1908, and the love affair has continued for a hundred years.

    'To celebrate the poem's centenary, Peter Luck presents this superb photographic homage to Dorothea and her country, in all of its beguiling moods.'

    Sydney : Pier 9 , 2008
    pg. 12-93
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 388-389
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 326-327
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 224-225
Alternative title: Mia Lando
Language: Esperanto
  • Appears in:
    y School Paper for Classes V and VI : Arbor Day Number no. 119 June 1909 Z1629428 1909 periodical issue 1909 pg. 69
  • Appears in:
    y Australia Antologio Alan Towsey (editor), Pisa : Edistudio , 1988 Z1200264 1988 anthology poetry novel prose short story Anthology of poems and extracts from literary works by Australian authors, translated by various people into Esperanto. Works have been indexed if the extract could be positively identified. Other translations include the works of Charles Harpur, Rolf Boldrewood, Henry Kendall, Joseph Furphy, Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson, Steele Rudd, Christopher Brennan, Walter Murdoch, C. E. W. Bean, Frank Dalby Davison, R. D. Fitzgerald, Douglas Stewart, David Campbell, Donald Horne, Dick Roughsey, Peter Carey, Robert Drewe, Andrew Lansdown and Peter Dodds McCormick. Pisa : Edistudio , 1988 pg. 166-167
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Poetry to 1920 John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 Z1908582 2007 anthology poetry column prose Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 pg. 374-375

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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 August 2012; (p. 3) The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 2012; (p. 9)
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— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 1 2012; (p. 19-25)
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— Appears in: The Age , 8 August 2011; (p. 6)
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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 2010; (p. 3)
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— Appears in: Eureka Street , 16 February vol. 19 no. 3 2009;
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— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 September 2009; (p. 19)
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— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 123-136)
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— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 27-43)
'Some dozen years ago, I rented a caravan in Adelaide for our family. It has a solid, glittering roo-bar in front and a prison-like wire-grating on the windscreen, fragmenting our view of the wide landscape into little safe squares. When we picked up that impressive vehicle, the rental manager routinely cautioned us that we should by all means stay on sealed roads, and he asked, just to make sure, "Are you going anywhere north of Port Augusta?" - "Yes," we said, "we would like to travel up to Alice and the Red Centre." - "Stuart Highway," he said, "but watch out, there's everything different there, you can get lost in no time, and you never know..." - "Know what?" we were about to ask, but that seemed too much of a sophistry in exchange for the goodly advise given by this good man, who did not look like a philosopher . Though a philosopher of sorts he may have been, following the thought-lines laid out through centuries of coping with dark and ill-defined spaces.' (Author's abstract)
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— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 January 2004; (p. 3)
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— Appears in: Oz Shrink Lit. 1983; (p. 38) The Flight of the Emu : Contemporary Light Verse 1990; (p. 66)
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— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 January vol. 103 no. 5348 1983; (p. 29-30)
Dorothea Mackellar Repeats the Verse of Her Youth 1965 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 March 1965;
From her private hospital bed in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Dorothea Mackellar details 'for the first time publicly, why she wrote the words thousands of young Australians have learned by heart'. Mackellar explains that she was on the verandah of her parents' Maitland property, writing a letter to a friend in England, when she 'literally' saw the paddock on the horizon change colour.
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— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 January 2004; (p. 3)
Classic Poem Dusted Down for New Life on Web Steve Meacham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 August 2006; (p. 3)
Meacham reports that, as of 30 August 2006, Dorothea Mackellar's original, handwritten manuscript of 'My Country' is to be available on the website of the State Library of New South Wales.
A Poem That Captures the Luck Country Alan Ramsey , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 November 2008; (p. 35)
The Language of Fire Philip Harvey , 2009 single work prose
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 16 February vol. 19 no. 3 2009;
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— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 1 November vol. 3 no. 49 1927; (p. 11, 54)
May writes about Mackellar and her work.
Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 September 2009; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news including brief reports on the reception of J. M. Coetzee's Summertime and on an interactive installation in Brisbane allowing members of the public to re-write Dorothea Mackellar's 'My Country'.
Sculpture Adorns a Sunburnt Country's Far Horizons Noel Towell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 2010; (p. 3)
A sculpture by artists Kate Owen and Daniel Zika and writer Chris Viney uses one of the most-quoted sections of ['My Country'] in 3m-high letters across the peak of one the National Arboretum's hills'.
Australian Landscape as the Language of a New Identity Roberta Falcone , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 123-136)
'The aim of this paper is to highlight the reasons of the transformation of what is called the ‘Anglo-Australian identity’ through the analysis of films, poetry and plays. Such an hyphenated identity allows the dominance of the ethnic, hybrid group who believes itself to represent the authenticity of the inhabitants of that place.' (pp. 123-124)
Morphological Essence : Measurement Inexact, Yet Not Imprecise Stuart Grant , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 223-235)
Poetry and the Australian Human Condition Olive Snuggs , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: Scope , November vol. 37 no. 10 1992; (p. 16)
Australia - the Space that Is Not One : A Literary Approximation Gerhard Stilz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 27-43)
'Some dozen years ago, I rented a caravan in Adelaide for our family. It has a solid, glittering roo-bar in front and a prison-like wire-grating on the windscreen, fragmenting our view of the wide landscape into little safe squares. When we picked up that impressive vehicle, the rental manager routinely cautioned us that we should by all means stay on sealed roads, and he asked, just to make sure, "Are you going anywhere north of Port Augusta?" - "Yes," we said, "we would like to travel up to Alice and the Red Centre." - "Stuart Highway," he said, "but watch out, there's everything different there, you can get lost in no time, and you never know..." - "Know what?" we were about to ask, but that seemed too much of a sophistry in exchange for the goodly advise given by this good man, who did not look like a philosopher . Though a philosopher of sorts he may have been, following the thought-lines laid out through centuries of coping with dark and ill-defined spaces.' (Author's abstract)
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— Appears in: The Age , 8 August 2011; (p. 6)
Dorothea Mackellar Repeats the Verse of Her Youth 1965 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 March 1965;
From her private hospital bed in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Dorothea Mackellar details 'for the first time publicly, why she wrote the words thousands of young Australians have learned by heart'. Mackellar explains that she was on the verandah of her parents' Maitland property, writing a letter to a friend in England, when she 'literally' saw the paddock on the horizon change colour.
Planning for a Sunburnt Country Stephanie Johnston , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 389 2012; (p. 61)
The Dorothea MacKellar poem My Country provided the inspiration for the 2012 Planning Institute of Australia National Congress held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Poetry of the Land Creates Sweet Music Steve Dow , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 August 2012; (p. 3) The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 2012; (p. 9)
Elena Kats-Chernin, a composer, is working with the Vienna Boys Choir on a new composition based on Dorothea Mackellar's My Country.
Unflustered Fisher of Melodies Sharon Verghis , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 September 2012; (p. 15)
‘English’ in the Australian Curriculum: English Robert Dixon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 1 2012; (p. 19-25)
'The author has been a consultant to the national curriculum process from its beginnings in 2008, first with the interim National Curriculum Board (NCB) and then with the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA). In this paper he offers an overview of how the English curriculum was developed, outlines some of the issues that proved to be most difficult and even controversial during the consultation period, then looks briefly at the English curriculum itself to reflect on how he thinks teachers might use it to develop their teaching materials. Finally, he returns to some of the differences that emerged between school and university teachers of English during the consultation phase and suggests some of the ways in which current academic research might contribute to curriculum content. The author argues that these differences raise what are essentially institutional problems that might best be addressed by improving the relationships between our respective peak professional bodies. (Author abstract)
My Country i "Hedgerows", Martin Dickson , 1983-1974 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Oz Shrink Lit. 1983; (p. 38) The Flight of the Emu : Contemporary Light Verse 1990; (p. 66)
A Sunburnt Country Honors Poet Philip Grenard , 1983 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 January vol. 103 no. 5348 1983; (p. 29-30)
A Woman's Letter Vandorian , 1916 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 July vol. 37 no. 1901 1916; (p. 18)
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