Australia is a very special country and these video clips celebrate who we are and how we became a nation – and how the ‘First Australians’ were there when the settlers from England arrived.

Listen and sing along with “I AM AUSTRALIAN”.  You will be able to read the lyrics in your handout and then you need to fill in the missing words on your cloze.

This first video clip is from 2020 during Covid lockdown, and you can sing along with all those kids and celebrities in Australia who celebrated “being Australian” in the chorus to “We are Australian”.

Listen to this version of the song while you read your lyrics in your handout.

Watch the country of Australia that Dorothy McKellar wrote about in her poem MY COUNTRY.  It is the second verse that we are going to learn off by heart, and illustrate each line.