WELCOME to the Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Poetry
from Winton, Outback Queensland
2019 Bronze Swagman Update. Friday 4th Oc
ober. Thanks to all entrants. 238 entries received. 2019 book has been prin
ted and is available for sale.
2019 Bronze Swagman competition closed on
the 30th April but the 2020 entries for our 49th competition are now being accepted up until the 30th April 2020
The family of the late Tim Borthwick is donating a special prize
for the best poem from a poet who has not yet appeared in the Bronze Swagman
books, so this
year will see the first such award.
VALE Bruce Forbes Simpson. Winton and the Bronze Swagman Committee
acknowledge the giant contribution Bruce has made to not only Bush Poetry
but also the recording of our Australian history.
2019 winners inside...see 2019 Award
2019 Books now available...see
Book Order page.
List of poems and poets appearing in 2019 book now on
2019 Award page
2013 and 2014 Bronze Swagman Books have now been re-printed and are now available
Site last updated 4th October 2019
2021 sees the 50th Anniversary of the Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Verse.
2021 also sees the 100th Anniversary of the first QANTAS Board
meeting - held at the Winton Club
Poems and Poets featured on this website at the moment
Poems from the Past page This Farming Life's A Breeze by Norma Jeffries. Dusk at Fisherman's Bend by Clover Nolan His Hat by Barb Erlandson
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