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Australia Federata

James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910) Australian poet Australia! land of lonely lake And serpent-haunted fen; Land of the torrent and the fire And forest-sundered men: Thou art not now as thou shalt be When the stern invaders come, In the hush before … Read more

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The Bush

James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910) Australian poet Give us from dawn to dark Blue of Australian skies, Let there be none to mark Whither our pathway lies. Give us when noontide comes Rest in the woodland free – Fragrant breath of … Read more

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To a Billy

James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910) Australian poet Old Billy – battered, brown and black With many days of camping, Companion of the bulging sack, And friend in all our tramping: How often on the Friday night – Your cubic measure testing … Read more

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Cape Schanck

James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910) Australian poet The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is a historic landmark on the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. It’s light can be seen from 26 nautical miles and has been in service since 1859. … Read more

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The Australian Sunrise

James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910) Australian poet The Morning Star paled slowly, the Cross hung low to the sea, And down the shadowy reaches the tide came swirling free, The lustrous purple blackness of the soft Australian night, Waned in the gray … Read more

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James Lister Cuthbertson

1851 – 1910 Australian poet JAMES LISTER CUTHBERTSON WAS the eldest son of William Gilmour Cuthbertson and his wife, Jane Agnes Cuthbertson. He was born in Glasgow on 8 May 1851, and was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond, Scotland, where he … Read more

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