WELCOME to the Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Poetry
from Winton, Outback Queensland
2019 Bronze Swagman Update. Monday 20th May. Thanks to all entrants. 238 entries received. They are just being collated and will be sent to the Judge today or tomorrow.
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.
ARE YOU COMING TO WINTON? From Easter until
the end of the September holidays poet
Greg North has a poetry
show at the caravan park in town up opposite the BP fuel station. This is at 7pm
has an open stage for poems etc at the back of the North Gregory
Hotel each Sunday from 2pm. You are welcome to read or recite a favourite poem or one you have written.
2018 winners inside...see 2018 Award
2018 Books now available...see
Book Order page.
List of poems and poets appearing in 2018 book now on
2018 Award page
2013 and 2014 Bronze Swagman Books have now been re-printed and are now available
Site last updated 20th May 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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