Provide a paraphrase of A. D. Hope's poem "Australia."

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In "Australia" A.D. Hope provides a pretty unflattering portrait of his native land. He damns the country as a cultural desert, without "songs, architecture, or history", and populated from Perth in the West to Cairns in the East by "monotonous tribes".

Though Australia may be possessed of great natural beauty, it has no inner life to speak of. The best that educated Australians can do is to imitate their cultural betters....

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