Bush (poetry) at Winton

‘Twas Mulga bill from Eaglehawk that caught the cycling craze,

He turned away the good old  horse that served him many days

He dressed himself in cycling clothes resplendent to be seen

He hurried off to town and bought a shining new machine.”

The first thing we did in Winton was – we cycled around town. Then we got home and walked over to the camp kitchen. We first ate tomato soup and a roast then, out on to the stage came MELANIE HALL  Australia’s best female bush poet with her partner Susan Carcary! It was a hilarious but in the end we got to go up and peform a brilliant play to a poem. Axo100 was a sheila and I was a redback spider who had to bite him on the bottom.

We also did the poem of “An Arrow in the Throat” by Spike Milligan. Here is the video of it.

After that we all got inspired to learn bush poetry. Axo1000 learned “The Bush Christening”. It’s very funny. I learned “Mulga Bill’s Bicycle.” And we said them under the stars at the Devil’s Marbles.

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9 Responses to Bush (poetry) at Winton

  1. Jacque says:

    That was really funny:) P.S. school photos came out today

  2. Lozzy says:

    I think you’ve found your calling guys!

  3. Marnie says:

    Hilarious – drama classes very successful obviously! It’s great to see the kids getting into the action along the way.

  4. Libby says:

    Love it! Was that spider one about a red back spider on the toilet seat last night? I didn’t see him but boy I felt his bite etc? We had a CD from the library with that one on it recently – it was fun 🙂

  5. Neighbours@39 says:

    Wonderful performance! We would love an encore when you get back.

  6. Julianne says:

    hey guys it’s me meg, mulga bill is one of my fave poems! Our principal read it to us. and great acting you both really were dramatic!!!!

  7. Trevor Russell says:

    That is the best rendition of Spike Milligan’s ‘Arrow In The Throat’ I have ever seen. Wonderful acting. The trip, so far, certainly looks like fun. GrandadR

  8. Hermione says:

    Fantastic. We had a giggle

  9. Zachary says:

    nice dieing

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