The above list includes some of the best poetry produced by Australian writers. Whilst choosing the best of Australian poetry is a subjective matter, it is believed that these poems represent some of the best, or most enjoyable, poetic works that our nation has to offer. This is not a definitive compilation; it is intended that more will be added to the list.
The poems and songs in the following two lists include creations from the following three categories:
1) Poetry and songs written by Australians (whether living in-country or overseas; including, for example, poetry written by Henry Lawson whilst living in England and New Zealand.)
2) Poetry and songs created in Australia (whether by Australian-born or overseas-born poets; including, for example, poetry written by English-born Adam Lindsay Gordon).
3) Poetry and songs written regarding Australia (whether by Australian or foreign poets; including, for example, songs written by British writers in the late 1780s about convicts being sent to New South Wales).
Rock music and pop music [videos]
Mostly pop music and rock music, from the 1950s up to the present.
Folk music and country music [videos]
Folk music and country music, including music from The Bushwackers, Slim Dusty, Marian Henderson, and Wallis and Matilda; as well as some Australian folk music classics.
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Includes old-style music from Nellie Melba and Peter Dawson.
The latest songs posted on the site
Text of songs (not music videos). Arranged chronologically, by the date when they were posted to the site.
The latest poetry posted on the site
Text of poetry (not videos). Arranged chronologically, by the date when they were posted to the site.
The latest music videos posted on the site
Arranged chronologically, by the date when they were posted to the site.
Updated 14 February 2022