• I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains,
    Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
    I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea,
    Her beauty and her terror - the wide brown land for me!

    1905 'Core of My Heart', first published in the London Spectator. Collected as 'My Country' in The Closed Door, and Other Verses (1911).