Art from the
heart of the Cross.

2019 exhibition by the artists of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

Art from the
heart of the Cross.

2019 exhibition by the artists of the
Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

92.
Robbery Under Arms
Phillip
Poem

In they sailed to the bay
with that stiff upper-lip
the English way.

Stuck a pole in the ground
upon it someone placed a crown
said, “We’ll call it convict town.”

It was daylight robbery
the height of British snobbery
the King of the day thought he was clever
hired the head cook who would endeavour
high seas and stormy weather
to find and steal hidden treasures.

In they sailed to the bay
the traditional land owners were given _________ no say
the price they paid
for the price they pay
thousands of years of knowledge swept away
on that cold invading day.

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