By John Granger

Sky blue … earth brown … yellow, red

Timeless land … alive and dead

Indigenous eyes lock on Botany Bay  

For evermore, a change of way

Convicts in chains … a nation’s seed

Gold rush, fortunes … hope and greed

Federation … convoluted

‘Rule Britannia’… part-diluted

Conscription and the First World War

‘Fallen’ youth on Turkish shore

The Great Depression …tears and pain

Get through that, then War again

‘Bob’s yer Uncle’ – it seemed forever

Television – the world seemed clever

Vietnam and guilty doubt

Gough – ‘It’s Time’ and Kerr – ‘Time Out’

Now multi-culture, COVID and financial scrimmage

Smart phones, egos and a search for image.