Author's note: 'This stanza is taken from a series of articles called 'Our Lost Field,' which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald
in 1927. In these I tried to point out, more fully than in former pleas, what Australia has lost in distinctive literature in not using the aboriginals and aboriginal lore, with their native customs and words. I tried to show by the verse quoted the use that could be made of the material even yet at hand. The words I took without regard to difference in tribal language, applying them as I found them, and purely as an example for others to follow, and do better.'