Le Gay Brereton Park named after Prof. J. Le Gay Brereton who wrote in The superscriptions on the Monument at Mosman Park. It was handed over “to the Mosman Council to remain in their care for the People of Mosman for ever”.
John Le Gay Brereton (2 September 1871 – 2 February 1933) was an Australian poet, critic and professor of English at the University of Sydney. He was the first president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers when it was formed in Sydney in 1928.
John Le Gay Brereton Wroke the Poem ANZAC.
“Within my heart I hear the cry
Of loves that suffer, souls that die,
And you may have no praise from me
For warfare’s vast vulgarity;
Only the flag of love, unfurled
For peace above a weeping world,
I follow, though the fiery breath
Of murder shrivel me in death.
Yet here I stand and bow my head
To those whom other banners led,
Because within their hearts the clang
Of Freedom’s summoning trumpets rang,
Because they welcomed grisly pain
And laughed at prudence, mocked at gain,
With noble hope and courage high,
And taught our manhood how to die.
Praise, praise and love be theirs who came
From that red hell of stench and flame,
Staggering, bloody, sick, but still
Strong with indomitable will,
Happy because, in gloomiest night,
Their own hearts drummed them to the fight. “
Le Gay Brereton Park is a park within New South Wales and is nearby to Hallstrom Point, Fig Tree Point and Quakers Hat Point. Le Gay Brereton Park is also close to Long Bay, Quakers Hat Bay and Bay Street Park. Le Gay Brereton Park has an elevation of 1 metre.
This is a wonderful place to come & ponder.
It has a seat & View of the Harbour.
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