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Where the Pelican Builds

by Mary Hannay Foott (1846-1918) Australian writer Mary Hannay Foott wrote this poem while living in south-west Queensland. This part of Australia is often caught in the cycle of droughts followed by flooding rains. The pelican prefers large expanses of … Read more

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The Clever Cat

by Mary Hannay Foott (1846-1918) Australian writer The italicized words in the poem are just the way the story appeared in The Queenslander on Saturday 26 November 1887. Mary Hannay Foott was a contributor to Australian newspapers. The Queenslander was the literary edition … Read more

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