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"

Spirit of the Land a song from The Eureka Suite by John Munro

I am the spirit of the great Southern Land
I soar on mighty wings
I have seen the rocks and rivers form since time itself began
I know of many things

I am Uluru
(I am the breath that lingers in the earth and fire)
I am Blackspur
(I am the music of the bellbird and the lyre)
I am Kakadu
(I am the whispering in the gorge and the samphire)

I was already here to see the Koori people come
Their wisdom fed my soul
The believers at Eureka and again at Anzac Cove
They died to make me whole

I have taken to my bosom those of every distant race
They have enriched my heart
I will live in you forever as in the world you take your place
And you will play your part


Many thanks to John Munro for permission to add this song to the eureka150 website. John wrote this song as part of his Eureka Suite and is a member of Colcannon

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