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September 2016
06
September
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

06
September
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

06
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Life Writing

Ever wanted to tell your life story? – Life Writing is a free workshop where Greame Gibson will lead you through all the elements you need to bring your story to life!

06
September
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Bourke Women’s Stories

Bourke Women’s Stories – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – a view of life in this iconic outback town from the women in front of, and behind the scenes. Dinner and drinks available.

07
September
8:00 am — 2:00 pm
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Poets Trek

The Poets Trek – heading off on an intrepid journey of writing and discovery through the story-rich landscape around Bourke with writers, musicians and poets in tow. Overnighting on the banks of the Barwon River at Brewarrina – not to be missed.

07
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Come walk with us – Indigenous Tour

Take a look at Bourke through a different lense with the local Aboriginal tour ‘come walk with us’ – a walking tour along the river and the cultural centre with insights from local Aboriginal telling their story, their way.

07
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

The Bourke Singers

The Bourke Singers – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – local talent comes to the fore as guests are entertained by a selection of songs from local ‘a capella’ performers. Dinner and drinks available.

08
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Come walk with us – Indigenous Tour

Take a look at Bourke through a different lense with the local Aboriginal tour ‘come walk with us’ – a walking tour along the river and the cultural centre with insights from local Aboriginal telling their story, their way.

08
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

08
September
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

09
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
View

Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

09
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Bourke Bands

Bourke Bands – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – a musical evening for all tastes. Big Band, Jazz, and Swing will slowly evolve into rock and roll and blues as a range of bands and performers play away all evening in both the Toorale Room and the back bar of the Port of Bourke Hotel, closing the festival with one last hurrah!

10
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

September 2017

Book Launch The ‘Could Be’ Ring

Author Alexandria Nagy will launch and talk about her new work and her upcoming ‘Bourke’ novel.

Mini Music Festival

Festival artists perform at the Wharf Precinct – BYO drinks and buy a nibble plate to enjoy the festivities

02
September
7:00 am — 8:30 am
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The Poets Breakfast

An literary feast on the wharf!  Come and join local poets and storytellers for a bacon and egg brekkie with real coffee and real stories, and be sure to bring one or two to tell – on the banks of the Darling at Bourke.

Market Day @ the Wharf

There is no better place to enjoy the beautiful Outback spring weather than Bourke’s Wharf Precinct on the banks of the Darling River. Market Days see the precinct become a bustling hub of activity, with locals catching up over a coffee and enjoying cakes made by some of the district’s best cooks.

Outback Show

A stockman style show conducted by Lachie Cosser – he is a true storyteller and animal wrangler!

02
September
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Blues Cruise with Frank Povah and the Captain Starlight Express

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Saturday Sippers

Fi and Andy play the lazy Saturday Afternoon songs to help you sip away the day

Henry Lawson’s Wake

Locals and Lawson enthusiasts gather together on the 95th Anniversary of Henry Lawson’s death to discuss his legacy, poetry and stories. Music from Chloe and Jason Roweth plus the Festival Pop-Up Band.

02
September
8:30 pm — 10:30 pm
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Just Us

Bowling Club favourites ‘Just Us’ performing originals and pub classics well into the night.

03
September
8:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Poets Trek

The Festival Flagship – the Annual poets Trek. This year trekkers will venture in Lawson’s footsteps to Hungerford, via Comeroo, for a campfire session. Trekkers return midday Monday. ($350/head)

Outback Show

A stockman style show conducted by Lachie Cosser – he is a true storyteller and animal wrangler.

Sunday Sippers

Lachie Crosser’s Country Music Sunday afternoon

03
September
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra River Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain Stephen Coade and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

The Toorale Room

Story Telling Event featuring the stories of locals and invited guests.

03
September
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner and Poetry around the Campfire featuring Frank Povah

One-Eyed Film Festival

Short films made locally (Dubbo) projected onto the big screen at the Back of Bourke exhibition centre.

Festival Pop-Up Band

The Festival Pop-Up Band will be appearing around the town at random

Come walk with us – Indigenous Tour

Take a look at Bourke through a different lense with the local Aboriginal tour ‘come walk with us’ – a walking tour along the river and the cultural centre with insights from local Aboriginal telling their story, their way.

04
September
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

Book Launch – Tony Pritchard

Partly truth, partly fiction, Tony Pritchard’s 2nd instalment of his ongoing affair with the Darling River – launched in Bourke

04
September
8:00 pm — 10:30 pm
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John Schumann & Friends play Bourke for RUOK

Over and above his passion for the work of Henry Lawson, John Schumann holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry. Probably best known for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and I Was Only 19, John Schumann has received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over. Free Concert – tickets required (Bourke Bowling Club)

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