Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

My Country And Other Poems

£12.99

Product description

'My Country' was written in 1904 when Dorothea Mackellar was a romantic and sensitive nineteen-year-old. It has since become Australia's most-quoted and best-loved poem. Submitted with some hesitation for publication, and immediately acclaimed, it has since been reprinted, recited, set to music and sung innumerable times. Her other poetry, published in four volumes, from which this collection has been taken, shows that she continued to pursue themes of patriotism and her love of nature. In poems of noontide and night, coast and city, bushland, outback, mountains and farmlands she has extended her early triumph with the same perception and richness of language and imagery. Other poems were written during her travels and residence overseas; these reveal a romantic imagination which could be stirred to life by a fleeting encounter or fragment of conversation.

This 1987 hardback edition is complete with its dustjacket and blue page-marking ribbon. The dustjacket has no tears but is a little worn, faded and grubby, especially on the spine and back cover. The blue cloth boards have a couple of indentations front and back and the corners are bumped. The front flyleaf has been cut out and there are some greases-spots on the inside front cover. The page block is dusty along the top edge. This volume has some beautiful full-colour plates illustrating various poems.

Item details

Author(s):
Dorothea Mackellar
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
25cmx18cmx2cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670900338
ISBN-13:
9780670900336
Number of pages:
108
Publisher:
Viking O'Neil
Title:
My Country And Other Poems

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

'My Country' was written in 1904 when Dorothea Mackellar was a romantic and sensitive nineteen-year-old. It has since become Australia's most-quoted and best-loved poem. Submitted with some hesitation for publication, and immediately acclaimed, it has since been reprinted, recited, set to music and sung innumerable times. Her other poetry, published in four volumes, from which this collection has been taken, shows that she continued to pursue themes of patriotism and her love of nature. In poems of noontide and night, coast and city, bushland, outback, mountains and farmlands she has extended her early triumph with the same perception and richness of language and imagery. Other poems were written during her travels and residence overseas; these reveal a romantic imagination which could be stirred to life by a fleeting encounter or fragment of conversation.

This 1987 hardback edition is complete with its dustjacket and blue page-marking ribbon. The dustjacket has no tears but is a little worn, faded and grubby, especially on the spine and back cover. The blue cloth boards have a couple of indentations front and back and the corners are bumped. The front flyleaf has been cut out and there are some greases-spots on the inside front cover. The page block is dusty along the top edge. This volume has some beautiful full-colour plates illustrating various poems.

Author(s):
Dorothea Mackellar
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
25cmx18cmx2cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670900338
ISBN-13:
9780670900336
Number of pages:
108
Publisher:
Viking O'Neil
Title:
My Country And Other Poems

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order , so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £6.50

Outside Europe: £11.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Hexham

We relocated in January 2016 to larger premises and are now able to offer a wider range of books and music (you can come and check out your musical choices in our listening booth and also find out a lot more about Oxfam's work.). We have a new local interest section, more space for history and have extended our craft and arts offer.  We also sell cards, fair trade food and ethical cleaning and beauty products.

Hexham is a market town situated in the beautiful Tyne Valley - the ideal stopping off point before exploring Hadrian's Wall, Chesters, Housesteads and the Temple of Mithras at Carrawburgh.

View Shop