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20-29 January 2017

Finalists have been announced for the 2015 Australian Bush Laureate Awards to be presented in Tamworth this January.
 
In alphabetical order by title of work, they are...
 
For Book of the Year...
 
The Billy That Died With His Boots On by Stephen Whiteside of Melbourne, Victoria
The Bronze Swagman Award 2013... Winton Business & Tourism Association
The Bronze Swagman Award 2014... Winton Business & Tourism Association
Mr Eddie Emu by Kathy Edwards of Merewether, NSW
Under The Southern Cross Sky by Brenda Joy of Charters Towers, Qld
 
For Album of the Year...
 
The Anzac On The Wall by Jim Brown & Vince Brophy of Melbourne, Vic
Bargo Bargo by Manfred Vijars of Morningside, Qld
The Dead Come Home by Maggie Murphy of Heathcote, Vic
Prousty: Still A-live & Dangerous by Dave Proust of Forrester’s Beach, NSW
Something For Everyone by C J Kessey of North Rothbury, NSW
 
For Published Poem of the Year…
 
The Checkup by Irvin Beeston of Mt Beauty, Vic
The Ghost Of Long Tan by Tom McIlveen of Port Macquarie, NSW
The Last Judgement by Brenda Joy of Charters Towers, Qld
Scooter Stan by Neil Smith of Junee, NSW
 
For Single Recorded Performance of the Year...
 
Anzac Spirit by Greg Aitken of Mullumbimby, NSW
The Auction by Dave Proust of Forrester’s Beach, NSW
The Dead Come Home by Maggie Murphy of Heathcote, Vic
Our Culture’s Alright by Manfred Vijars of Morningside, Qld
Ownerless by Jim Brown of Melbourne, Vic
 
For Recorded Traditional Australian Song Lyric of the Year...
 
A-U-S-T-R-A-L-I-A by Johnny Greenwood of Brisbane, Qld
The Dreamers by Shaza Leigh, Billy Wye & Dale Duncan of Tamworth, NSW
Land Of The Free by Greg Bain of North Rothbury, NSW
He’s Droving Once Again by Graham Rodger of Nambour, Qld
The Tattered Flag by Manfred Vijars of Morningside, Qld
 
For Recorded Contemporary Australian Song Lyric of the Year...
 
3 Brothers by Luke O’Shea of Sydney, NSW
Dust & Leather by Graham Rodger of Nambour, Qld
Hail Australia by Shaza Leigh of Tamworth, NSW
The Lifesaver by Amber Lawrence of Sydney, NSW
When We Were Young & Stupid by Allan Caswell of Sydney, NSW
 
Also to be announced and presented on the day of the Awards gala concert is the Judith Hosier Heritage Award, for a significant contribution to Australian bush poetry.
 
The 2015 Australian Bush Laureate Awards will be staged in the famous Tamworth Town Hall at on Tuesday, January 20... for the first time an evening event starting at 7pm.
 
A star-studded line-up of bush poets, including Awards finalists, will appear during the gala awards concert together with special guest country music artists and compere Jim Haynes.
 
Tickets are now available at www.tcmf.com.au or by telephoning 02 6767 5300.
 
Weblink – www.bushlaureate.com.au.