'Twas a Land Set Apart
Henry Lawson, 1899
'Twas a land set apart for a nation
Predestined for times like these
Set apart, in the Great Creation,
By its place in the midst of the seas;
'Tis a land where national honour
Might rise with a stainless name!
And the people be wise and prosper,
And freedom forget her shame!
And the wealth of the people only
Be told by the wealth of the State
In the dawn of the World's enlightment
To the old lands come too late!