Rundle: a nativity scene

Guy Rundle remembers a very Australian Christmas.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Dim the lights and shield the candles
Thirty Kodak cameras flash
Before a yule eve almost shambles
The church grammar primary
'Seventy-four nativity

Bears the markings of the era
Mary's in a cut-down kaftan
Joseph: maroon dressing-gown
The donkey is the Johnston's Afghan
Wise-men wear burnt orange crowns

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