The Bonny Port of Sydney

poem by Henry Lawson , illustrated by Matt Ottley

The lovely Port of Sydney

Lies laughing to the sky,

The bonny port of Sydney,

Where the ships of nations lie.

You shall never see such beauty,

Though you sail the wide world o’er,

As the sunny Port of Sydney

As we see it from the Shore.

The shades of night are falling

On many ports of call,

But the harbour lights of Sydney

Are the grandest of them all;

Such a city set in jewels

Has ne’er been seen before

As the harbour lights of Sydney

As we see them from the Shore.

I must sail for gloomy London,

Where there are no harbour lights,

Where no sun is seen in winter,

And there are no starry nights;

And the bonny Port of Sydney —

I may never see it more,

But I’ll always dream about it