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Bush Poetry

Bush Poet's Breakfast Sunday 20th October 2019

What is a Bush Poet's Breakfast?

A mix of poets and those who enjoy bush poetry, getting together for a fully cooked breakfast, and, in our case, to raise funds for worthy causes.

When are they held?

They are held in our area once a year - as part of the Crow's Nest Community Festival. This year - Sunday October 20th 2019.

Where do the funds go this year?

The recipients of funds raised this year are the Highfields Guides/Scouts and the Highfields Pioneer Village.

What is the cost?

$20 for the bush poetry, breakfast and entry to the Pioneer Village for the day. Children 12 and under half price.If you choose you can also take in the Bush Poetry writing workshop conducted by Wall y.

What time does it start?

Breakfast on the go from 7am. We start the bush poetry at 7:30am, and finish about 9:30am. You are then welcome to spend the day at the Pioneer Village. Don't forget their tea and damper!!

  I would like to do a bit more bush poetry. What else is available?

  • On the day there are a couple of opportunities. Around smoko time we will be having a bush poetry writing workshop for beginners to experienced - no extra charge.
  •  During the Poet's Breakfast you may like to read/recite (a maximum of two) poems that you have written or that you enjoy. There are two prizes on offer - one open to all, and one for "Audience Response". Just nominate with the MC on the day.
  • You may like to enter the Bronze Swagman Bush Verse competition (written verse) . See

Who is our featured Bush Poet this year 2019?

Wally Finch

Wally Finch is a quick-witted comedic force, and one of Australia's most renowned bush poets, with many accolades to his name.

'The Bear' recounts parts of Australian outback history schools would never dare teach with comedic-zest and great enthusiasm - drawing his inspiration from Australian folklore, heritage and multiculturalist traits.

Hailing from Morayfield, this Australian bush poet extraordinaire is famous for taking home 48 awards early-on in his career and for winning 11 out of 12 poetry competitions!

Where can I buy tickets?

TICKETS available earl y October

The $20 ticket allows entry to the bush poetry, the bush poetry writing workshop if you choose, a fully cooked breakfast and the day at the Highfields Pioneer Village

In Toowoomba tickets can be purchased from Rhonda's Refits, 100 Taylor St, Toowoomba. 46 3 789 33 EFTPOS Available
Phone through and we can have the tickets available for payment and collection at the door.

In Highfields, tickets can be purchased from the Highfields Pioneer Village 4696 6309.

Who is the major sponsor of the day?