Oh the talent of humankind. Who hasn’t roamed the Lakes District of England without quoting Wordsworth?
The same goes for our Australian writers, poets and singers.
“And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended” from A. B. Paterson. So many times we crest a hill and Australia in all its splendour is laid before us and draws our breath.
The writings of Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, the songs of Slim Dusty forever rattle through our minds. And so too as we leave Charleville after being absolutely captivated by a town that we had been only mildly curious, we turn up the music to eleven and sing “In Charleville” all the way back to Morven.