Friday, January 27, 2023

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New release – Banjo Paterson: A Life in Pictures and Words from the Banjo Paterson Family Archive

Notebooks, illustrations, photographs, letters and transcripts of some of our best-loved songs, poems and stories have been brought together for the first time. Banjo's great-grandson and sole executor of the poet's literary estate, Alistair Campbell, has curated this rare collection and provides intimate commentary on his famous relative.

Tennant Creek teacher crowned National Poetry Slam champion

A Tennant Creek teacher has become a national poetry celebrity after winning the Australian Poetry Slam competition for 2022. Jo Lang performed her poem titled A Broken System at the Sydney Opera House last Sunday and was received with a standing ovation and a score of 10 from all three judges.

Small school’s way with words wins nation’s top poetry prize

Urbenville School students travelled six hours to Gunnedah to recite poetry on Friday, September 2. The trip was worth it. They came back winners of the prestigious Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. The school was awarded the highest honour ­‑ winning the primary school section and the national school winner ... The winning didn’t stop there.

The Ekka – Wesley Paul Daniells

Last Sunday, off to the Ekka we did go, Our hearts were light, we all love the show, Met up with the kids at Chelmer and caught a train, For city travel it is best in sunshine, hail or rain ...

Keep It Out, the poem: Steve Rogers

It's on our doorstep, foot and mouth, it could devastate our nation, Livestock on whom we depend, on feedlot, farm or station ...

Desert Harmony Festival to showcase best of the Barkly’s creative talents

Showcasing the best of the Barkly’s creative talents and providing memorable and exciting experiences for all ages, the Barkly Regional Arts (BRA) 33rd Desert Harmony Festival is set to be as fun and engaging as ever ... BRA will light up for an evening of poetry, music, circus and dance featuring acts by Kasey Chambers, Olive Knight and many more artists.

Kurrumbede heritage listing

The property known as Kurrumbede was originally part of the Burburgate run, a vast pastoral holding in the 1800s. In 1905, this estate was subdivided into 58 blocks and sold at auction. Two of these blocks were purchased by prominent doctor and politician, Sir Charles Mackellar, Dorothea’s father, who completed building the homestead on the eastern side of the Namoi River in 1908.

She cost HOW much?: Steve Rogers

He beat the cloud of dust into the ute. 'Useless bastard!' Through the windscreen all he could see was an ocean of woolly arses bobbing away into the stubble. His black and white bitzer was smiling and drooling all over the tray of the utility ...

Bush poet keen to rekindle John O’Brien centre

A push is on to rekindle interest in establishing a centre to honour one of Narrandera's most prominent figures from the past - Monsignor Patrick Hartigan ...better known under the pen name of John O'Brien, the legendary, internationally recognised pioneer poet ... Australian champion bush poet Noel Stallard took on the role of John O'Brien for 22 years in the annual John O'Brien Festival.

Australia Day, the poem: Steve Rogers

Australia Day allows us to reflect on being Aussies, Forget about the easterlies, the bush flies and the mozzies, Welcome to Australia Day, a wonderful occasion, Where animosity should not be part of the equation ...

Arts About – Painter, printmaker, poet

Nancy Whittaker. Just down the road from me is the fabulously revitalised Methodist Church, which is now Cascade Art Gallery. At the recent launch of Jeff Gardner’s book of poetry and prints Lucy the Dragon, Dr. Juliet O’Conor made a very insightful speech. She is a specialist in children’s book history, having curated a collection of five centuries of children’s books at the State Library of Victoria.

Book launch at the Book Wolf

Annabel Harz’s new book, 'Journey into the Shadow and Sunshine', is being launched at the Book Wolf on Friday 26 November at 6pm ... Her art and poetry are a blend of works from adolescent through to adulthood and are a powerful portrayal of the depths of depression and despair that many are able to relate to.

Hard way to make a crust: Steve Rogers

We're getting a new header, a bloody big one, I dunno what colour, but we’ll take off two tonne, I want to be able to take it off fast, I'm scared to death this dream won't last, I've been chasing a crop like this since I started, when seeding new land wasn't for the faint hearted, Stumps and droughts and tight fisted banks, and promising seasons that just fired blanks ...

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