On our few days away in Canberra, we saw this sculpture on the top of a hill.
The first two photos make no sense, the third explains it all.
It's a quote from a famous Australian poem, My Country, by Dorothea Mackellar, written in 1904.
So, now we can see that it says "wide brown land".
Thanks so much for posting the photos, and that poem by Dorothea Mackellar. What a powerful and moving poem - I'd never read it before. It certainly describes a country I've come to love! ❤️
Very beautiful, the sculpture and the poem. This reminds me of a recent program on BBC about Monsoons, from India to Australia and how the dry brown parched area becomes green and in bloom again. Just saw part 5 last night: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonders_of_the_Monsoon