On the 24th November, 2017, The Society of Women Writers of NSW, along with donors to the memorial, will gather in Waverley Cemetery at 6pm to ‘unveil’ the substantial marble plaque. The Mayor of Waverley John Wakefield will make an address.
This honours the poet, Dorothea Mackellar with the 8 lines of her most famous stanza from her poem My Country, there for all to see in perpetuity. Her gravesite is close by the ’jewel sea’ of the Pacific Ocean she so lovingly describes
Given hundreds of tourists and especially school groups visit this site, the Society of Women Writers is proud to be thus honouring an Australian woman writer in this way.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror-
The wide brown land for me.