My Country - Dorothea Mackellar & Harry Young

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Dorothea Mackellar & Harry Young

My Country

from the Australia My Country album.

Here's a unique project surrounding the iconic Australian poem My Country. DOROTHEA MACKELLAR was born in Sydney in 1885. She commenced writing My Country at the age of 18 whilst on a study trip to the UK, completing the poem after returning to Australia. It was first published in print in 1908 in the UK.

In 2010, Martin Erdman commissioned HARRY YOUNG to write a song to go with Dorothea's poem. With permission from the copyright owners, Martin merged Dorothea's own voice (which was recorded by Hazel de Berg in 1958) with Harry's voice and music creating this very emotive track.

It is now available on Du Monde CD Australia My Country –20 Songs about Australia ... by Australians’ from music stores and ABC shops throughout Australia.

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