Australian Bush Poetry

Yesterday I introduced you to Pro Hart, an iconic Aussie artist. Today I thought I’d continue with  Australiana in the form of some bush poetry.


Banjo Patterson was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas…

Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace
A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. – Salman Rushdie

12 thoughts on “Australian Bush Poetry

  1. Thanks Raili, I often get down my book of Banjo Patterson poems when I need a chuckle. He certainly saw the funny side of life especially the funny side of Australians from the Bush. One of my favourites is Mulga Bills Bicycle – I can never read it aloud without my eyes filling with tears of laughter. X

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