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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Anthems, ‘Ranthems’, and Otherwise Loves: Nationalism in Australian Poetry
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'A young woman of 23, Dorothea MacKellar (1885-1968), had a poem published in the London Spectator in 1908, titled 'Core of My Heart'. She was the daughter of a wealthy pastoral family, educated privately, a graduate of the University of Sydney. She is said to have written the first draft of the poem in 1905 in response to the breaking of a prolonged drought on the family cattle and tobacco farming property, Torryburn, near Maitland in NSW. The poem was also written in protest against the anti-Australianism of many Australians at that time, excoriating them for their nostalgic love of English “grey-blue” landscapes and English weather.' (Introduction)

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