Hallie Burton

A sunburnt Country

Hallie Burton
A sunburnt Country

“I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains. I Love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, her beauty and her terror, the wide brown land for me!”

 Core of my heart my country! Land of the rainbow gold, For flood fire and famine, She pays us back threefold.

Core of my heart my country! Land of the rainbow gold, For flood fire and famine, She pays us back threefold.

 Over thirsty paddocks, Watch, after many days, The filmy veil of greenness, That thickness as we gaze ….

Over thirsty paddocks, Watch, after many days, The filmy veil of greenness, That thickness as we gaze ….

 A opal-hearted country, a wiful lavish land, all of you who have not loved her, you will never understand. Though earth holds many splendours, wherever I may die, I know to what brown country, my homing thoughts will fly.

A opal-hearted country, a wiful lavish land, all of you who have not loved her, you will never understand. Though earth holds many splendours, wherever I may die, I know to what brown country, my homing thoughts will fly.

 I Still (and will always) call AUSTRALIA home.

I Still (and will always) call AUSTRALIA home.