About 45 people gathered for the unveiling of the memorial for Dorothea Mackellar at the family plot, Friday 24th November at 6pm, 2017 at Waverley Cemetery. The famous second stanza “I love a sunburnt country” etched in marble, covered in red velvet was unveiled by the Mayor of Waverly, John Wakefield and there followed a reading of the entire poem My Country by Yr 5 student, Isabel Hathorn.

Thankyou generous donors and thankyou brave Society of Women Writers, NSW for your fantastic support for the Dorothea Project.

Mayor of Waverley, John Wakefield, Isabel Hathorn and Libby Hathorn

A famous poet is honoured by the Mayor with a new memorial placed by the Society of Women Writers

Some of the faithful admirers of Dorothea watch the unvieling of her memorial by the “jewel sea” she so loved.