Thomas Bracken (21 December 1843 – 16 February 1898), born at Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, was a late 19th century poet who wrote the New Zealand National Anthem and who was the first person to publish the phrase God's Own Country..
1905 Not Understood, and Other Poems,'Not Understood'.
Give me, give me God's own country! there to live and there to die,
Give, me, God's, own, country, there, live, die
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