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Swagman

Touch my hand

bones splinter in the dirt

think of the wind over the sea

and places bandicoots skitter in the eve

I was once a good man… 349 more words

Poetry

Spotlight: The connection between bushranging and the unofficial national anthem

On a muggy April night in 1865 a young woman cuts across the courtyard of a station on the outskirts of Wangaratta. She enters a nursery and in the faint cobalt hue of the night she manages to light a lamp. 727 more words

History

Jindyworobak Club

Sharing his birthday with Edgar Allan Poe is Australian poet Reginald Charles (Rex) Ingamells.  Originally he followed the trail of poets like Banjo Patterson and wrote the songs of the bush as experienced by the whites.  136 more words

Poetry

Deep into Walpa Gorge

Thrilling. Walking up and up into a narrowing Gorge with immensely high walls getting closer and closer.  The wind pushing and pulling all the while.  Cold winds.  548 more words

Northern Territory

The Man They Called The Banjo

Book a table! BYO Drinks and nibbles. Doors open 3pm. Show starts 4pm.

The Waltzing Matilda Musical –

The Man They Call The Banjo

Love. Politics. 238 more words

What's On...

Australian Bush Poetry

Yesterday I introduced you to Pro Hart, an iconic Aussie artist. Today I thought I’d continue with  Australiana in the form of some bush poetry. 62 more words

Steps For Peace

Happy Birthday William Henry Ogilvie

A Scotsman who spent 10 years ranching in Australia, Ogilvie was a friend of Harry (Breaker) Morant and another great horseman.  A bush poet; he is best remembered for his outback poems like the one below.   406 more words

Poetry