Multicultural Melbourne

Melbourne Immigration Museum

I stroll,
Past history,
Past lives,
Past stories.

I see for the first time MY nation’s history,
My nations courage,
My nations suffering,

My eyes glaze over
And realisation creeps up on me.
I see stories of the past and present,
Played out before me,
The lives of Australia’s people,
Australia’s history

by Katie Anne

Comments (1)

I have always been fascinated with Australia - all the animals as well as the Native Australians and their beliefs. I think that Australia is probably unique when one considers its first immigrants. It continues to face many challenges. Understanding ones history can be very helpful. I am happy you have chosen this as the subject of your poem.