Australiana

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Australiana

Australiana

We have a wonderful collection of Australiana Themed Products, discover the beauty of Australian flora, fauna and Aussie icons!

Perfect for projects on "the wide brown land for me".  Great for keeping in touch with people from overseas, send them something to remind them of home or give them a reason to come and visit us...

The way we have the shop set up for you and to make it really easy, you can shop by Theme or by Supplier.

Here is our Australiana - True Blue this theme, will list all our Australian inspired products, some of our famous and local brands, with all the products you can imagine, stamps, dies, stencil, paper padds, chipboards and so much more!

Couture Creations - Sunburnt Country

Hero Arts colour Layering Koala Stamp, Ink & Die Bundle

Kaisercraft Under the Gum Leaves Collection

Kaisercraft Native Breeze Collection

Artfoamies - Lisa Walton : Echidna

Paper Rose

Ultimate Craft

Brutus Monroe - City Sidewalks - Australia

Simon Says Stamp - Koalaty Friends 

Your Next Stamp Koala Bear Kyle Stamp & Die

Lawn Fawn - I Love You(Calytus) - Stamp and Die Sets

Australiana 

And for something a little different...

We all know the 2nd Stanzar but here is the whole poem.

My Country

The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

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!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon,
Green tangle of the brushes
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops,
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When, sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the rainbow gold,
For flood and fire and famine
She pays us back threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze ...

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand
though Earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

by Dorothea Mackellar

Australiana


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