Bush Poet Jack Drake At Highfields Pioneer Village This Sunday, October 20th

The annual Poets’ Breakfast is to be held on Sunday, October 20th at Highfields Pioneer Village, with guest poet Jack Drake. The full cooked breakfast costs only $15 per person, and includes all day entry to the Village and an optional  Poetry Writing Workshop at 10am with Jack.

There will be recitations by Jack Drake and others, and musical entertainment from Rae Blinco. Take part in the Budding Poets Competition  with a $50 Value Prize Best Youth (under 18yrs) and $50 Value Prize Best Adult (over 18yrs). Competitors must recite their poem on the day. There will also be a Trophy for People’s Choice.

Bush Poet Jack Drake

Jack Drake is a product of the bush who has lived the life he writes about. He has straightened up at the end of eight hours on a shearing board and twisted his handpiece off ready for a well earned beer.

 He knows the satisfaction of riding a horse he has bred and broken-in with a saddle he has made himself for a day’s mustering. Like most bush boys, he can handle shoeing tools, fencing gear, carpentry and welding equipment, and turn his hand to any of the hundred and one tasks necessary for survival in the bush.

Born in rural New Zealand in 1950, he is now a naturalised Aussie and proud of it. He has loved words and bush poetry ever since his father gave him a copy of Banjo Patterson’s verses when he was 10 years old.

Cost: $15 Adults/Seniors, $7.50 Children under 15 years. (Fundraiser) Raising Money for Highfields Scouts/ Guides & Highfields Pioneer Village.

Tickets available from Rhonda’s Refits (07) 4637 8933,
Highfields Pioneer Village (07) 4696 6309 or
Chapman’s Entertainment (07) 4698 2815

7am to 10am at the Village, 73 Wirraglen Road , Highfields, Qld
(just 15mins drive North of Toowoomba

Submitted by:
Jody Dodds
Highfields Pioneer Village
Phone 07 4696 6309


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