June 2018

Buronga Seniors Day, White Cliffs Underground Art Festival ...

Hello all,

A chilly 1 degree, the sun has risen again, and I’m sure the birds are chirping. You wouldn’t be dead for quids.

A bit to interest all you travellers this week. If you’re within cooee of Buronga, down Mildura way, they have a Seniors Day on there tomorrow, even I would fit that. 

Then next Sunday, a few happenings, the Bourke Fishing Club are gathering at the Port of Bourke Hotel to start the day off. I guess if it’s pouring rain you could stay at the pub for the day.

If you are out Broken Hill way, a lovely lady tells me that Adam Brandt is performing at the Muso’s on Saturday night, that will be a good night out.

Back across to White Cliffs, A big weekend there from the 6th. to 8th. July, not far off with their annual Underground Art Festival. And the regular Craft and chatter is on each Friday at the Corner Store. Pub is right opposite gentlemen! 

Over Nyngan way, and the Duck Creek Picnic Races are set down for the next weekend, Saturday 7th.

Rod's River Walk completed, Badger Bates art

Good morning all,

You know that chap I was telling you about walking from Bourke to Wilcannia? Well I missed him too! Rod Thompson was in our little town last Monday and was welcomed and looked after by Julie at Miss Barrett’s. Mind you I think they grew up together at Bourke. Anyway, Rod did the 330km in 13 days to highlight the plight of our river. Well done Rod.

Also heard that the big Pig Comp held in Ivanhoe the other week was a real success, they raised $7000- overall, what a great effort. Nearly half has gone to the Black Dog appeal and the rest to local charities, well done all concerned.

If you happen to be in Broken Hill, among all the many things to do is a visit to the Broken Hill Art gallery and see the exhibition by Badger Bates. Really good exhibition they tell me, centred on the Darling river. Don’t forget to pop out to the RFDS base too. See “School of the Air” in action and clout out on a Broken Hill Souvenir. Duck out to Silverton too, great place to have a leisurely lunch.

As you can probably gather, I’m grappling to find things for you to do this time of the year, so the best move is to pull in to each town and Farm Stay you come across, have a yarn to the locals, keep out of the wind and find a nice cup of tea or coffee. I guarantee every one of our little towns will welcome you.

Rod Thompson's River Walk

Good morning all,

The long weekend has thrown me right out of kilter, and there seems to be a real lull in activity next weekend as well.

The fact that we only got home yesterday doesn’t help! However, thanks to my good friend Ross Earl I have found there’s a fellow by the name of Rod Thompson, he’s walking down the river from Bourke, to highlight the plight of our river. Now if he’s on foot I should be able to handle catching up with him! Look out for a bloke walking along our river and when you see him stop and have a yarn. Besides, you’ll make a new friend.

I think congratulations are due to the Mooring family up at Louth. Great Field Day there on Saturday, and no doubt the Pig Comp. at Ivanhoe would have enjoyed the same success.

Since the week is now in full swing and I really don’t have any idea on what the weather has in store for us, I think I shall just back out quietly, wish you all enjoyable touring for the rest of your journey, and if I see you in the main street here in our little town be sure to say g’day.

“Sunraysia Fly-in”, Bi-annual Louth Field Day, and more

Good morning everyone,

Quite a few things happening in the next week or so, and don’t forget, it’s also the long weekend. That means in simple terms, big heaps of travellers on the roads and double demerit points if the occasion so arises. So don’t toodle off without your seat belt done up, and don’t do that quick text while you’re speeding along “to save time”.