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The Scotsman who wrote “Waltzing Matilda”

By Alexander Linklater  

An ANZAC day poppy, to be worn on 25th April

I spent Friday morning watching my nine-year-old son take part in an Anzac (Australia and New Zealand army corps) day assembly at the school in Perth, western Australia, where he has been a temporary pupil for the last three months. He was one of the kids who read out poems in the solemnly performed ceremony, and I felt an awkward sting of pride. Not so much because…

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