May 2013

The Australian Yarn Package: Experience Bourke

Be welcomed with a smile and G’Day as the story begins of the people who lived before you...

Embrace the raw beauty of the ancient river red gums along the banks of the Darling River when you jump aboard a river cruise on the PV Jandra Paddleboat, just 2 hours drive north of the Gundabooka National Park.

Departing daily at 9am and 3pm from Kidman’s Camp, be taken on a journey back through time reliving memories of life on the river when river trade was king.

The world-class Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre share the stories of how both white settler and traditional Aboriginal occupiers impacted the development of the town in a series of interactive story-telling installations.

But it’s the Outback Stockman’s Show that brings Bourke to life with its unique sense of Australian humour, and performances of man and his animals from a bygone era.

Wilcannia Field and Fun Day

Date & Time:
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

(Updated 7th June, 2013)


Sunday 9th June 10.00am to 4.00pm


10.00am – Welcome and Opening – Colin Clark

10.15am: Sheep Shearing, followed by spinning and knitting demonstrations

10.30am: Pip Hudson Sheep Dog Demonstration

11.00am Mog DaviEs—Quantum Savy Horsemanship

11.30am WILCANNIA GIFT – registrations available on the day

Adults—3km: $150 1st prize first man over the line sponsored by Gates Goats + trophy donated by Steve & Sissy Thompson

$150 first woman over the line sponsored by Wilcannia Tourism + trophy donated by Steve & Sissy Thompson

Children under 12—1 km: $50 1st prize each for first boy and first girl over the line – sponsored Wilcannia Tourism + trophy donated by “Warrawong on the Darling”


1.00pm Sheep shearing

1.00pm Tour of Wilcannia Central School’s Stephanie Alexander Garden

1.30pm School Events

2.00pm WOOL BALE ROLLING COMPETITION – registrations on the day

2 Man Team – $100 sponsored by MBE Contracting

Mixed Team- $100 sponsored by Mick, Fiona and James Williams

2.30pm Pip Hudson Sheep Dog Demonstration

3.00pm Mog DaviEs—Quantum Savy Horsemanship

3.30pm Final presentations and raffle draw.


TICKETS $2.00—available at Miss Barrett’s and on the day

Spinning and knitting display,

Local art display

Trade displays, school displays,

BBQ, Hot soup, tea, coffee, cold drinks

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