Great Australian Authors #7 - Mary Gilmore


Mary Gilmore (1865 - 1962)

I'm old Botany Bay;
Stiff in the joints,
Little to say.
I am he
Who paved the way,
That you might walk
At your ease to-day;
I was the conscript
Sent to hell
To make in the desert
The living well;
I bore the heat,
I blazed the track --
Furrowed and bloody
Upon my back.

From Old Botany Bay by Mary Gilmore

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