The River Red Gum Tree

Is visible to nature.

It can stand fire, flood and drought.

But after all of that, it will not give up.

It is like a shield.

It lives by the river.

To keep the river together.

The veins dig deep down

to the earth.

The inside looks like blood.

Outside is all grey.

People use it for shields, spears, boomerang.

Carry babies and boats.

When it is hollowed out, a shelter.

Creatures live inside like

spiders, possums and bees.

Leaves of medicine.

It can live 1,000 years.