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Thread #101842   Message #4163396
Posted By: GUEST
24-Jan-23 - 01:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Freedom on the Wallaby (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freedom on the Wallaby (Henry Lawson)
I'm not so sure that Lawson was referring to the Eureka flag as his "rebel flag". In his other poem 'The old rebel flag in the rear' published in 1892, he clearly refers to the Red flag.

And the blood that was shed by old rebels,
For rights that shall ever be dear,
Drips down from the red of the flag overhead,
Of the Old Rebel Flag in the Rear.