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'In praise of Australia - particularly its women.' (Webby)
(Note: Only a portion of the third stanza relates to Australia's 'daughters'.)
This poem appears in a number of versions from 1833 onwards. For further details, see The Poems of Charles Harpur in Manuscript in the Mitchell Library and in Publication in the Nineteenth Century: An Analytical Finding List by Elizabeth Holt and Elizabeth Perkins (Canberra: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, 2002).
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Alternative title:An Australian Song First line of verse:"Australia, how rapt can I wind by thy fountins,"