“So we must fly the Rebel Flag,
As others did before us;
And we must sing a rebel song,
And join in rebel chorus.
We’ll make the tyrants feel the sting,
Of those that they would throttle –
They needn’t say the blame is ours,
If blood should stain the wattle.”
From Freedom on the Wallaby by Henry Lawson.
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