Isobel marion dorothea mackellar was an australian poet and fiction writer life and works the only daughter of noted physician and parliamentarian sir charles mackellar, she was born in sydney in 1885. Dorothea mackellar is the author of my country (438 avg rating, 21 ratings, 8 reviews, published 2010), i love a sunburnt country (389 avg rating, 9 ra.
My country by dorothea mackellar the love of field and coppice of green and shaded lanes of ordered woods and gardens is running in your veins strong love of greyblue distance brown.
Isobel marion dorothea mackellar (better known as dorothea mackellar), obe (1 july 1885 – 14 january 1968) was an australian poet and fiction writer. President of the dorothea mackellar memorial society, tom plevey, said through my country, “dorothea managed to eloquently capture a timeless vision of an entire land” and “her words are timeless enough to still ring out today”, inspiring generations of young poets.
This is the official dorothea mackellar website detailing information on her personal and professional history, photographs, poems and copyright requirements. Born isobel marion dorothea mackellar at dunara, point piper, sydney, australia, the only daughter of marion and charles mackeller, a physician and parliamentarian she was educated at home and traveled widely, becoming fluent in french, spanish, german and italian. Isobel marion dorothea mackellar (1885-1968), writer, was born on 1 july 1885 at dunara, point piper, sydney, third child and only daughter of native-born parents (sir) charles kinnaird mackellar, physician, and his wife marion, daughter of thomas buckland she was educated at home and travelled extensively with her parents, becoming fluent in french, spanish, german and italian, and also attended some lectures at the university of sydney.
On australia day, 26 january 1983, a memorial to dorothea mackellar was unveiled and dedicated in anzac park, gunnedah the centrepiece of the memorial, a statue of mackellar on horseback by dennis adams, was a temporary fibreglass version. Welcome to the official dorothea mackellar website dorothea mackellar obe a poetess, and third generation australian who loved australia and the australian countryside. My country is an iconic patriotic poem about australia, written by dorothea mackellar (1885–1968) at the age of 19 while homesick in the united kingdom after travelling through europe extensively with her father during her teenage years, she started writing the poem in london in 1904  and re-wrote it several times before her return to sydney. Dorothea mackellar was born in sydney in 1885 her education was comprised of private home tutoring until she attended university of sydney she travelled broadly with her parents and also become fluent in spanish, french, german and italian.
My country by dorothea mackellar my country by dorothea mackellar - 1885-1968, written in 1904 recited by dorothea mackellar. Dorothea mackellar was born isobel marion dorothea mackellar at point piper in sydney, nsw on 1 july 1885 her parents were sir charles kinnaird mackellar, a notable sydney physician, and marion mackellar (nee buckland. Dorothea mackellar, obe was an australian poet and writer of fiction who has been credited with the composition of what is, arguably, australia’s best loved poem.