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From dust ’til dawn

Guy Wilkinson heads to the riverside town of St George, southern central Queensland, where the local characters prove the star attraction.

Out the back of Nindigully Pub, gathered around a rusted oil drum, a group of nomads – some grey, some with no hair at all – warm their hands above the embers of a camp fire. 1,148 more words


Bulletin Place

Hidden away in the centre of Sydney’s financial district is Bulletin Place. Now lined with bars and restaurants, this back alley was once the location of the office of the Bulletin, a weekly magazine that was published from 1880 until 2008. 20 more words


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Recently in Sydney, we walked around the Writers Walk at Circular Quay.  This long trail of plaques in the pavement commemorates writers who have written about the city. 27 more words


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The town of Yass in central NSW, which Banjo Paterson visited often, remembers the famous poet by having a park named after him. Banjo Paterson Park has beds of roses, a bust of the poet and plaques with quotes from some of his most famous poems.


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Binalong, in central NSW is a place that Banjo Paterson knew well. When he was seven years old, his family moved to a property called Illalong Station, about 7km east of Binalong. 88 more words


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Many Australians can recite a few lines from the Man from Snowy River, and Waltzing Matilda almost counts as our national anthem. Banjo Paterson, Australia’s greatest bush poet wrote these and many other iconic poems set in the Australian bush. 113 more words


Banjo Paterson Writing Award — First Prize

On 18 April  2014 I entered the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards in the short story category.

Yesterday, (Monday, June 23 2014) I discovered that I had won first prize, which in effect becomes the first ‘real world’ credential of my writing career. 101 more words

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