Damper adds to camp bush spirit

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

PAR­TIC­I­PA­TION was hot on the agenda at the Bush Spirit Fes­ti­val in Eidsvold.

There were whip-crack­ing com­pe­ti­tions, camp-oven cook­ing lessons, in­dige­nous games and a ringer’s chal­lenge.

Jim and Jo­ce­lyn Robert­son have been cook­ing dampers for func­tions around the North Bur­nett for many years.

And this time they took on Darcy Knud­sen as their ap­pren­tice.

Their ef­forts were ap­pre­ci­ated by all who took the lessons and en­joyed the dampers and billy tea.

Sev­eral teams of two lined up for the ringer’s chal­lenge, which in­volved a swag, a wheel­bar­row, putting on some items of cloth­ing and run­ning for the fin­ish line.

Time penal­ties were used to dis­cour­age teams from tak­ing short­cuts and com­pe­ti­tion was friendly, funny and fast.

Fa­ther and son team Richard and Hugh Reiser emerged the win­ners.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

CAMP OVEN COOKS: Jo­ce­lyn and Jim Robert­son and Darcy Knud­sen in their “kitchen”.

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