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Paul Kelly carries the burden of being regarded as a national treasure in Australia. Why is that? Well, his songs are empathetic, everyman stories of love, the land, culture, politics and history. When I First Met Your Ma is a lovely song telling a child how he met their mother. Bradman is a paean to the great batsman. Leaps and Bounds references a Melbourne landmark the silo on Punt Rd looking over to another landmark the MCG where a great ritual is performed – Aussie Rules football. From Little Things Big Things Grow is a jaunty tale of the beginnings of a struggle for land by aboriginals in Central Australia against the cattle ranching Vestey empire from Britain. How To Make Gravy has a convict ringing his family on a sweltering Christmas Day. He asks of the family and who is going to make the gravy in his absence. It is such an Australian story – the roast persisted with on a hot summer’s day and the ritual of the gravy. On top of that it is a great singalong song. The last three can rightfully be regarded as anthems down here. A greatest » Continue Reading.