An Australia guided by the spirit of the Eureka Tradition as symbolised by the diggers' flag and oath:
"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties"

White Stars on the Blue Bartlett Adamson

Under the banner of brave men and true,
Under our banner, white stars on the blue,
Wide be the friendship we give to the world.
So shall our freedom be
Wide as the southern sea,
Under the blue flag of friendship unfurled.

Under our banner, white stars on the blue,
Brothers the world around, greeting to you.
Eager that friendliness ever increase,
Here is our hand to-day,
Given in friendly way,
Under the starry blue banner of peace.


Written in 1951 this poem appeared in the 1954 collection of Bartlett Adamson poems "For Peace and Friendship"