Love of Country

Manx folk are proud folk.

Two poems that illustrate love of country, and are applicable to how many members of the Queensland Manx Society feel are:

  1. “Land of My Birth”, by Kathleen Faragher (a poem about the Isle of Man), and
  2. “My Country”, by Dorothea Mackellar (a poem about Australia).

As mooinjerry folk (extended family / relatives), we have two home countries:  The country that we (or our recent ancestors) have emigrated to, Australia – this is where our patriotic allegiance lies; and our ancestral country, Ellan Vannin (Isle of Man) – the source of our Pictish, Celtic & Viking cultural heritage.