It’s our country of high mountain ranges,
Tropical rainforests and dry desert plains,
Rolling hills and beautiful beaches,
Its flora and fauna’s uniqueness brings fame.
It’s our country of humble beginnings,
Many citizens bravely fought and died
To keep the torch of freedom burning
With true blue, fair dinkum Aussie pride.
It’s my country, the land I was born in
And no matter where on earth I may roam,
There is no other place I would rather be
Than Australia, this land I call home.
May God richly bless her and keep her
Safe from harm and adversity,
Keep our flag flying high as our standard,
We are Australia, the land of the free.
By Nildra Grant Smith, Ingenia Gardens Marsden (QLD) – published poet extraordinaire!