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September 2014
02
September
8:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Toorale National Park Shared History Tour

Join this tour to gain a rare insight into the shared history of Toorale National Park.

02
September
10:30 am — 11:30 am
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Historical Court House Tour

Join local historian Paul Roe as he explains the history and significance of the Bourke Court House.

02
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

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

Looking for Lawson

Lawson’s Wake featuring award-winning composer and musical director John Thorn’s new show LOOKING FOR LAWSON

Dinner with TED – Storyteller Special

Join us for a meal in good company and enjoy a selection of TED talks featuring storytellers or with a storytelling bent.

03
September
6:00 pm — 11:00 pm
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Royal Mail Recitals

Campfire dinner with poetry at the Royal Mail Hotel, Hungerford.

04
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

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

05
September
10:30 am — 11:30 am
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

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

05
September
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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The River Story and Historical Wharf

Discover the story of the old wharves and the famous river boat journey of the Jane Eliza.

Mostly Original – Open Mic Sessions

An ‘Open Mic’ evening of original songs from local musicians and others. All are welcome to this impromptu event, MC’d and hosted by the indomitable Chris ‘the Werewolf’ Ware. Guests are invited to bring a guitar, or just bring a song, and perform some of their original material, or perhaps their unique take on a classic, in one of Bourke’s finest live venues.

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.

06
September
9:00 am — 5:00 pm
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Windows To The Past

An exhibition of historic Bourke photos displayed at the locations they were taken around 120 years ago.

September 2015
01
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

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

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

01
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

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

02
September
8:30 am — 5:00 pm
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Poets Trek

Follow the footsteps of renowned poets such as Henry Lawson, Will Ogilvie and Breaker Morant.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

03
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

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

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

04
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.

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.

September 2016

Market Day @ the Wharf

Markets, food, music and stories beside the Darling River. Come along and tell YOUR story in the Festival ‘Story Chair’ – and if you are brave, submit yourself for a ‘portrait’ snapshot in ‘the face of Bourke’.

04
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.

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.

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.

September 2017

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.

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.

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)

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

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.

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