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2016 Award

The Bronze Swagman Committee proudly announces the results of the 2016 Bronze Swagman Award. Congratulations to everyone, and THANK YOU all, once again, for supporting the 45th Bronze Swagman Award.

Winner:
Bob Magor, Myponga, S.A.
"The Bank's Bottom Line"

Runner Up:
Leonie Parker, Ipswich, Qld
"The Day That Mum Cooked Elvis"

Highly Commended:
Helen Harvey, Coonamble, N.S.W.
"The Refugee"
"Our Forgotten Heroes"


Catherine Lee, Mona Val, N.S.W.
"Fire at Dawson's Run"

Irene Timpone, Atherton, Qld
"The Station Owner's Wife"

Poems selected for inclusion in the 2016 Bronze Swagman Book
NB: Book is NOT yet available - we are just getting it ready for the printers. Watch this page for up to date information and how to order copies.

The Bank’s Bottom Line (Winner)       Bob Magor 

The Day That Mum Cooked Elvis (R.U.)     V.P. Read
Our Forgotten Heroes (H.C.)       Helen Harvey
The Refugee (H.C.)       Helen Harvey
Fire at Dawson’s Run (H.C.)       Catherine Lee
The Station Owner’s Wife (H.C.)      Irene Timpone
The Paintings       Peg Vickers
For the Love of William      Lyle Arnold
Another Bush Showground       Dudley Pye
The Ladies of the Land       Bob Magor
Let’s Dance       Morva Power
The Electric Kite       N Roger Palmer
City Boy       Arthur Rosbrook
Pioneer       Catherine Lee
Toby       Pauline Hitchcock
I Don’t Ride Me Bike No More       Jim Kent
Boating on the Todd       Jan Craig
His Last Sheep       Peter O’Shaughnessy
Sunrise       Hugh Allan
High Flying Jackeroos       Max Pringle
The Eulo Queen       Tony Hammill
The Best of Times       Doreen Wendt-Weir
The Freo Doctor       Ned Newcombe
Black Tuesday, One Eleven      Max Merckenschlager
Chunuk Bair       Jack Drake
Never Forget       Keith Lethbridge
Jack      John Newcombe
The Old Farm Ute        Will Moody
The Wedding Gift       V P Read
Spare a Thought for the Poor Old Cocky       Ray Jaensch
I Bought A Jeep       Shelley Hansen
A Soldier’s Call       Tom McIlveen
Australians All       V P Read
The Mine on Koolan Island       Hugh Allan
Bob's Maniacal Mower      V.P.Read
Driftwood         Will Moody
Jessie            Helen Harvey