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Duncan Williams
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Buy Australian Made.

Post by Duncan Williams » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:33 pm

For Australia Day 2020.


Our pioneers from yesteryear,
Were tough as bolt and nut,
They raised their loving families,
In a gracious bark slab hut.
At times they faced some carnage,
From fire,flood and drought,
But they battled on together,
Battled on and stuck it out.
Carting water from the creek beds,
And mills and bores they sank,
Building stockyards and long fencing,
for them we need to thank.
In bush craft and survival,
They taught us right from wrong,
And kept the day so busy,
As they truly got along.
Building roads into the outback,
And rail lines cross the land,
The opera House and Harbour bridge,
Is something really grand.
They mended whips and saddles,
And spliced with twine an rope,
They kept their ideas rolling,
For greater future hope.
Plowing days out in the paddock,
Sowing wheat for bread to eat,
Milking cows from early morning,
Well before the day was beat.
Walking stock down to the markets,
Building homes for us to live,
Making bricks and carving sandstone,
Many thanks to them we give.
Writing poems and songs in story,
About the land we know,
So that future generations,
Can learn about it so.
keeping well and live the legacy,
Of our veterans from the war,
Sacrifices that our fathers made,
in years and days before.
They fought this land for freedom,
In that there is no doubt,
For pride of their great nation,
We will never go with out.
Australia's states of commonwealth,
Through history that had been,
Still reign upon the monarch,
Her Majesty, The Queen.
keep the farms and factories opened,
And keep alive the trade,
Just remember those kind people,
And buy Australian made.

Duncan Williams. 18-1-2020

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Maureen K Clifford
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Re: Buy Australian Made.

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:06 pm

Good one Duncan and I totally endorse the thought, but it is harder and harder to do as we don't seem to make much any more. Although having said that the 'Buy from the Bush' project that was launched just before Christmas saw an overwhelming response from people across the nation to purchase goods made by the people in the bush, as a means of helping them through the drought and fires, and Oh Boy were there some innovative items for sale. So given the chance I think most Aussies definitely endorse buying Australian made
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Re: Buy Australian Made.

Post by Shelley » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:34 pm

Hi Duncan

It's getting harder and we have to read all the labels - but Aussie-made is still the best! Good poetic commentary :)
Shelley Hansen
Lady of Lines

"Look fer yer profits in the 'earts o' friends,
fer 'atin' never paid no dividends."
(CJ Dennis "The Mooch o' Life")

Duncan Williams
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Re: Buy Australian Made.

Post by Duncan Williams » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:35 am

Thank you, Maureen and Shelley.
cheers. Duncan.

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