Last chance bush po­ets

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE fi­nal call-up for aspir­ing bush po­ets for this year’s Aus­tralian Unity Bryan Kelle­her Lit­er­ary Award is be­ing re­cited.

Now in its fifth year, the award en­cour­ages aspir­ing po­ets to show­case their rhymes in an orig­i­nal bush poem, cap­tur­ing the spirit of Aus­tralia and our peo­ple.

The com­pe­ti­tion pays trib­ute to Aus­tralian cul­ture and the harsh colo­nial times of the “jolly swag­man” dur­ing the 1800s.

En­tries close June 29 2012. En­try is free and win­ners will share in over $2,500 worth of prize money. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able on­line at www.aus­tralia­ lit­er­aryaward or by call­ing (03) 8682 6701.

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