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Born on this day in 1885, Dorothea Mackellar penned one of Australia’s most widely recited and beloved poems. First published in 1908 when she was just 23, My Country reflected the enormous love Dorothea felt for the Australian landscape.

These Australian rectangle-shaped coins are inscribed with four famous lines that have resonated powerfully with Australian readers for more than 100 years.

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1. A land of sweeping plains
2. Of rugged mountain ranges
3. Of droughts and flooding rains
4. I love her jewel sea

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