[Editor: A child’s patriotic poem. Published in The Western Mail, 29 May 1947.]
Australia how I love you,
With your sunny plains.
Oh, how I love your rugged hills
Your great wide fields of grain.
Your animal and bird life,
Your flowers of every hue,
Your lovely golden sunshine,
Your trees and bushes too.
I love your rivers, ponds and lakes,
Your plants and flowers rare.
And now I say with all my heart.
Advance, Australia, Fair.
A green certificate to Valerie Peirce, Old Bridge Home, Margaret River.
The Western Mail (Perth, WA), 29 May 1947, p. 34
[Editor: Corrected “plans” to “plains”.]