We announced in our last issue the decease of a hopeful Student of St. Augustine's College, Jeremiah, son of the South African Chief, Moshesh. He was buried in the churchyard of Welsh Hampton, near Ellesmere, in which place he died, while on a visit to the Rev. T. M. Bulkeley Owen, the incumbent of the parish. He was never robust, and during the last few months of his life he had shown signs of not being in sound health, but he continued his usual employments, and at the Examination in June last he took the first place in most of the Classes. The Occasional Paper, of September 21, says of him, that "he was a youth of great thoughtfulness and close observation, improving his opportunities in the Christian land, with the steady view before him of doing good service to his relations and countrymen, on his return to Africa next year."
Unlike Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar informs readers on the Australian values of respecting the land and all things that live on it. Dorothea creates ambiguity in the reader’s mind from the use of juxtaposition between “droughts and flooding rains” and “her beauty and terror” when describing the not so beautiful countryside, due to the unexpected wrath of Mother Nature at times. Mackellar also uses emotive language such as “I love her jewel like sea” easily making the reader picture the image she creates in their head and “my country”, “my heart” symbolising her patriotism and love towards her homeland. The reader is then able to relate to the vivid and unpredictable country in their own personal way because of the detailed description throughout the poem such as the use of the descriptive colours “sapphire” and “opal” giving off a uniqueness that only her love for her country can provide.