is so beautiful it has inspired one of Australia's poets to
enshrine it in verse. Here it is ....
As peaceful as any billabong,
Where romantics love to dream,
On the banks of Morse's stream.
gliders fly from its height,
To observe its grandeur and its might,
Its valley and surrounding hills,
Giving verse to poet's skills.
people are so kind,
Social, gentle and refined,
They look aloft to the sky,
Where daredevils and eagles fly.
can tourists not desire to live,
Or consider gravely and give,
Thoughts of wanting to belong,
In the great place of, Wandiligong.
vines in profusion,
Grow there in confusion,
Birds, wombats, strong,
Thrive in Wandiligong.
maze, a mine, a trail,
A walk, a wine, an ale,
A voice, a sound a gong,
Ring around superb Wandiligong.
all the world's girth,
If there is a heaven on earth,
Then, without chance of wrong,
It is surely in Wandiligong.
Naples and Die,
To that I say fie,
And with pointer and prong,
You'd better see ... Wandiligong.
title of a song,
Is Wandiligong, Wandiligong,
I hear you calling loud and long,
IT, IS, WANDILIGONG! WANDILIGONG!
Jeni wren image
from a card made for RWB's birthday by Panayiota Gogos
Poem by RWB - R W (Bill) Bullen DFC (1919 - 2006)