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Australian Bush Poetry

Cruise Captains:

Erwin and Ilse Bejsta (SV Moonglade)

Mobile: Erwin 0418 485 949 Email: svmoonglade@gmail.com

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Australian Bush Poetry, also known as a ‘Bush Ballad’, is defined as poetry with rhyme and meter that depicts Australia, Australians and the way of life in Oz. Most of us know of the early Bush poets such as Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson which roamed the land a century ago.

The old tradition of Bush Poetry is still entertaining the crowds today and we have many great bush poets in this country, nowadays using YouTube as their outlet.

We have many great talents in this cruising group and I’m confident some of you will rise to the challenge to present a piece of bush poetry. Here is an example of modern bush poetry: View Video Here

You can write your own if you wish, but presenting someone else’s work is much easier. Judging will be based on the entertainment value provided by your presentation and a prize will be awarded at the end.

I have a few Bill Kearns poems of available, let me know if you need one.

Participation in this activity is optional but you’ve gotta be in it to win it!

Please advise your attendance by email to svmoonglade@gmail.com



Friday 21st June 2024

18:00 – Join us for Dinner at RQYS and catch up with your fellow cruisers.

19:30 – Briefing in the Auditorium at RQYS.

19:45 – Ian & Kris Wright have kindly volunteered to give a short presentation about their most recent boating adventure to the Antarctic.


Saturday 22nd June 2024

11:05 – Monitor channel 67 for Radio Schedule announcement then move to 77 to give your location.

15:00 – Meet ashore at Canaipa and commence the Bush Poetry competition with prizes awarded at the end.

16:00 – Commence Sundowners Late Sit around the campfire and spin more yarns.


Sunday 23rd June 2024

08:30 – Ilse and Erwin will be on shore cooking pancakes for breakfast.

11:00 – Depart anchorage and catch the outgoing tide on the way home.


Brisbane Tides

22/06/24  L 04:07, 0.63 | H 09:24, 1.80 | L 15:28, 0.40 | H 22:08, 2.57

23/06/24 L 04:53, 0.60 | H 10:11, 1.81 | L 16:10, 0.39 | H 22:51, 2.59


Note for Skippers: Skippers of participating vessels need to be aware that participation in the RQYS Sail Cruising Group events has the potential for dangerous circumstances to arise and that the responsibility for taking part in, or continuing to participate in Sail Cruising Group events remains solely with you as the skipper. And that you must exercise appropriate seamanship and discretion as to whether you should participate in, or continue with any cruise. RQYS Sail Cruising Group Committee


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