My country is an iconic nationalistic poem about australia written by dorothea mackellar in 1908 dorothea mackellar was born in sydney in. Isobel marion dorothea mackellar obe (1 july 1885 – 14 january 1968) was an australian poet and fiction writer her poem my country is widely known in. Dorothea mackellar becomes the first australian woman writer to be honoured by unesco australian memory of the world register.
Early in 1908, a young dorothea mackellar (1885-1968) sat down to write out the final draft of a poem she had been working on for four years 'core of my heart'. Dorothea mackellar's my country is one of australia's most widely recited and beloved poems reflective of the author's great love of the. Welcome to the official dorothea mackellar website.
Dorothea mackellar poetry awards a unique national project, giving australia's youth a voice and an opportunity to strive for excellence in literature. The sculpture commemorates the australian poet, dorothea mackellar, obe isobel marion dorothea mackellar (better known as dorothea mackellar), obe. Dorothea mackellar was a writer who is well known in australia for her poem “my country” the work celebrates the landscape and spirit of australia more than.
Dorothea mackellar was an australian poet, author and translator as a young woman she travelled the world, and when she was 19 she wrote a poem that. Free collection of all dorothea mackellar poems and biography see the best poems and poetry by dorothea mackellar. Browse through dorothea mackellar's poems and quotes 12 poems of dorothea mackellar phenomenal woman, still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget.
Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the united states because they were published before january 1, 1923. My country lyric poem by dorothea mackellar, photos, images, music portray some australian lifestyles.
Who was dorothea mackellar she was a third generation australian her grandparents arrived in sydney, from scotland, on the 21st may 1839 she was born. This honours the poet, dorothea mackellar with the 8 lines of her most famous stanza from her poem my country, there for all to see in.