In this episode Gyles & Aphra Brandreth travel to Australia which is amongst the largest countries in the world and home to the world’s biggest coral system. They meet with the High Commissioner for Australia His Excellency George Brandis QC who shares his love for Australia as well as his love for poetry, reading two classic Australian poems. And we hear from Jaya Savige, an Australian Poet living in London who shares one of his poems from his most recent collection, Change Machine (2020), which was a finalist for the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award.
Poems this episode include: Clancy of the Overflow by A. B. (“Banjo”) Paterson; My Country by Dorothea Mackellar; and Whatever the question, the cordless by Jaya Savige