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Dead Poets' Society
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Find a monument or memorial to a poet of national or international significance, and share the details!
This virtual cache starts in Gunnedah, NSW and a monument to the famous Australian poet Dorothea McKellar (1883-1968). Her family once owned a substantial amount of land in the area, and the surrounding countryside is said to have inspired her to write "My Country" at the age of 19. The second stanza is particularly well known to many Australians:
I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains,
Of rugged 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 photo below is of the monument. Full text of "My Country" and other works by Dorothea McKellar can be found here.
To log a find for this cache, find a monument or memorial to a poet of national or international significance:
- take a photo of the monument with your GPSr in view, no old holiday snaps or internet pictures!
- note the coordinates of the monument,
- tell us the connection between the monument and the poet, and
- provide some justification as to the signifiance of the poet's work.
Logs must not include monuments or memorials previously used to claim other caches - for example, check against GC539D ''Grave of a Famous Person'' to ensure you don't double up. Each monument or memorial may only be logged once, and each team may only log this cache once. For the sake of this cache, a poet is defined as a writer of prose, rather than a songwriter.
Any logs not conforming to these guidelines will be deleted. Enjoy the hunt!
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- Dorothea McKellar MonumentGunnedah, NSW - with Smurf & GPSr.
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:45 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum