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Lancer Barracks


Men everyday keeping their land

Men everyday keeping their land

from getting invaded

All troopers armed with vests

of might and machines able

to kill many

Men with the strength

of Gollum, and weapons

of thunder, a base

once filled with terror.

But now a site of

old mess and un-armed

Men of feathers.

By Kyle, 14 years old


Arthur Phillip High School: To continue to the next historic location on the Parracons Poetry Path, head west to Smith Street and north along Smith street to the corner of Smith and Maquarie Streets. Head up Macquarie Street, about fifty metres. To your right is Arthur Phillip High School’s Old School House building.