Multimedia

See and hear some of our Modern Bush Poets

Assorted multimedia files featuring some of our Modern Bush Poets.



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Sorry Day Song


A song for Reconciliation created from the award-winning poem by Max Merckenschlager. The poem won a statuette at Grenfell’s Henry Lawson Festival in 2008. The song placed first in WA Poets Inc Lyrics competition in 2012 and was selected by ‘RabbitPoetry’ for inclusion in their 2013 sound edition.

Max is passionate about Reconciliation. He and his wife Jacqui are members of Murray Bridge’s Ngopun Together Reconciliation Group.

Sorry Day Song


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Breaking news from WWI: "flashes from the front"


Here's one direction that will help keep bush verse alive and speak to the younger generations who are so much better equipped to produce their own verse and use modern technology. Here's a great poem by ABPA member Yvonne Harper with images to watch as you listen.
 
Flashes From the Front
 

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2015 Australian Bush Laureate Awards Finalist


This may be a new direction for bush poetry - another poem by Yvonne Harper with images to watch as you listen.

The Anzac Spirit - One Hundred Years On


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Spirit of Matilda

An original poem by Brenda Joy, a tribute to Banjo Paterson's iconic song Waltzing Matilda. This is a live recording from Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, Corryong, Victoria, April 2019. Accompanied by Linton Vogel on piano accordion.

Spirit of Matilda