This place we call Australia

This old and young land

we call Australia

is a place of wonder

and a refuge for

all who seek

to live a life renewed

and find a home

to safely stay.


Though we are here

and we call this

wide expanse

of natural beauties home,

we are but second here

and owe to that mob

who first enjoyed its fruits

the largest debt

and the deep respect

that is their due.


And to this land

that fills us with

it’s spirit and with awe ,

there comes all peoples

who love the freedom

that we share

and the communion

that we make

in being of one mind

that this is a

special shore.