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September 2014
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

03
September
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Dream Weave Create

Community workshop – Design, weaving and product development business know how. All materials suppled.

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.

06
September
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Bourke and District Garden Competition

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see some of our spectacular private local gardens

August 2015

My Place – Stephanie Dale

A free writing & storytelling workshop conducted by Stephanie Dale. This workshop will focus on stories about remote landscapes and lifestyles.

September 2015

Far West Photographic Display

This display includes images captured by a small group of amateur photographers from the Yantabulla-Hungerford-Wanaaring Districts, in the upper western area of NSW.

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.

Local Indigenous Art Exhibition

View the best of local artist talent or take your favourite piece home. All work exhibited will be available for purchase.

Little Literature

This workshop by Graham Gibson, is for poets, writers or anyone who likes playing with words.

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!

Stories of Travel & Place

More than just physical descriptions, writing about travel and place is selective and specific, using sensory language. Along with getting started and finding a narrative hook this workshop by Graham Gibson considers the writer’s point of view.

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.

Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

The Roweths bring cutting edge arrangements of Australian traditional music and poetry to the big stage. They work with new and old ballads, work songs, early country music, original music, poetry and yarns.

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!

02
September
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
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Celebration Campfire

Come and join us around the campfire to share stories from the Writing and Storytelling Workshop.

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Firestone Performance

See Andrew perform Firestone at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Chloe & Jason Roweth and Dave Graffin.

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

See Chloe & Jason perform live at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Dave Graffin

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Dave Graffin Performs Live

Come and see Dave play at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Chloe & Jason Roweth.

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.

Short Story Reading Night – Stories by Bruce Delaney

Hear Lisa Crothers, Michael Powell, Kristy Smiles and John Thompson narrate Bruce Delany stories, bringing to life how Bourke was viewed by Bruce.

04
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Jandra Tour

Join Paul Roe on this special one off tour on board the PV Jandra. Paul will give a special commentary highlighting the importance of the riverboat era to Bourke.

Little Literature

This workshop by Graham Gibson, is for poets, writers or anyone who likes playing with words.

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.

04
September
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Dave Graffin Performs Live

Dave Graffin’s music is full of surprises, built on sounds and samples, eclectic guitar work and a chilled vibe that explodes in the process. Come and see Dave play down at the Oxford Hotel.

Andrew Lewis Family Farm Machinery Display

Join Andrew and his family to take a look at the collection of tractors and farm machinery that has been collected over a number of years.

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.

05
September
3:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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Music @ The Oxford

Come and enjoy Dave Graffin, Andrew Hull and others perform the afternoon away out the back of the Oxford Hotel. Enjoy the musicians as they take a set each and jam the afternoon away.

September 2016
02
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.

02
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.

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