Wide Brown Land

TonyCrehan

Hobart, Australia

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A sculptural highlight at the National Aboretum, Canberra, Australia.

It is found at the top of a hill along the 1 km walking trail from the Aboretum Village Centre to the Himalayan Cedar Forest.

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Wide Brown Land was created by Tasmanian-based artist team Marcus Tatton, Futago Design Studios and Chris Viney in 2010.

The three words used in the sculpture come from the second verse of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem ‘My Country’, written about Australia when she was 19 years old:

“I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged 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!”

Wide Brown Land is made from corten steel and steel rod and is 3 metres high and 35 metres long. It is designed in the cursive handwriting of Dorothea Mackellar.

Panorama taken with iPhone 5 on 25 October 2013.

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