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Issue Details: First known date: 1965... 1965 Dorothea Mackellar Repeats the Verse of Her Youth
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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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    y separately published work icon The Sydney Morning Herald 12 March 1965 Z1845241 1965 newspaper issue 1965
    Note: port. (Dorothea Mackellar). Photograph taken on 11 March 1965.
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