Significant events

Press releases can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

Poetry Recitals - Locations and dates

Date                       Location               Event                                             Start Time
13 April 2019 Booligal NSW Booligal Pub Fun Day Afternoon and evening
20 April 2019 Hay NSW Yard Dog Trials Lunch time
20 April 2019 Hillston NSW TriState 4 x 4 Clubs - Showground 7:00 p.m.
23 - 25 May 2019 Casino NSW Beef Week Various times - Cecil and Commercial Hotels
7 June 2019 Hungerford NSW Hungerford Field Days Various times.

13 April 2019 - Booligal Pub Fun Day.

Jon, Graham and Allan recited poems at Booligal Pub Fun Day which was warmly received.

12 April 2019 - Books collected.

Another 1,000 books were collected from the printer.

1 March 2019 - Reprint ordered

With over 1,000 books sold to date, the committee has ordered a another print run.

31 January 2019 - 1,000 books sold

Over 1,000 books have been sold.

26 January 2019 - Carrathool Shire Australia Day Awards

Joan Vagg accepted the Carrathool Shire Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year for the Back Block Bards Book Launch and Art Exhibition in Hillston in October 2018.

Congratualations to all award recipients.

25 January 2019 - Appearance on Studio 10

Jon Vagg and Allan Vagg drove to Sydney to appear in two segments on Studio 10. You can view the segment here.

You can view the interview here.

29 November 2018 - Donation of $30,000 to Dementia Australia

The first two months of the fundraising campaign has lead to $30,000 being donated for research into early onset dementia.

Further fundraising activities will continue until 30 April 2019.

25 November 2018 - Nomination for "Community Event of the Year"

So successful was the book launch and art exhibition that it's been nominated as "Event of the Year" in the Carrathool Shire, the winner to be announced on Australia Day 2019.

13 October 2018 - Book launch and art exhibition in Hillston NSW

Former Western Lands Commissioner Geoff Wise officially launched the book. "Despite severe drought throughout the Hillston district, and a town population of only 1,400 people, $27,000 was raised on the night. A huge achievement", Mr Wise said.

Press Releases

February 2019 Recitals tour commences - Booligal, Hay and Hillston in April

February 2019 Community Event Of The Year and $10,000 Donation Research

December 2018 $30,000 Donation to Dementia Research

October 2018 Successful Book Launch

October 2018 Book Launch Soon

September 2018 Books Printed

August 2018 Results of Wool Auction

July 2018 Charity Wool Auction