Fair dinkum, mate.
We have some drinks.
And can still walk straight.
You can’t count and think.
There’s eight, not twelve, apostles.
Nine stacks, before the mind boggles.
It’s all for tourism and marketing.
A stunning coast needs no proper naming.
Beauty is engraved on the cliffs and velvety sand,
When you stroll with love ones hand-in-hand.
Fair Dinkum is an Australian slang, rarely heard outside Australia. It means fair play, genuine. Mate is another slang, meaning buddy or friend. It is unusual to begin a poem with slang. The narrator uses it as a friendly gesture and acknowledgement of his early education in Australia, especially to his English teachers.