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Blog post from Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

And the sun sank again on the grand Australian bush – the nurse and tutor of eccentric minds, the home of the weird, and of much that is different from things in other lands…..

For the sons of all Australia, they were born to conquer fate
And, where charity and friendship are sincere,
Where sinner is a brother, and a stranger is a mate,
There the future of a nation is written clear.“

Henry Lawson, Australian poet

Died on this day, 2nd September 1922