21st Oracles of the Bush

25th to 28th March 2021

Tenterfield NSW

Come and have a great time!


Oracles of the Bush at Mt Mackenzie
Oracles of the Bush performance at Mt Mackenzie

Performers at Oracles of the Bush 2021

Great Poets

Macrco GlioriMacrco Gliori
Gary FogartyGary Fogarty
Neil McArthurNeil McArthur
Ray EsseryRay Essery
Gregory NorthGregory North

Singers

Jeff Brown
Bec Hance

Jeff Brown and Bec Hance

Oracles of the Bush Legend 2020

Karen Tapscott
Oracles of the Bush Legend 2020
Karen Tapscott

Karen Tapscott

Poets Brawl at Oracles of the Bush
Poets Brawl

Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. The timing of the event is set to coincide with Tenterfield's brilliant autumn - April is resplendent in a cloak of red, orange, gold and yellow providing the perfect backdrop for a truly unique Australian event.

Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush Committee finds inspiration for the district's premier event in the spirit and character of the region's people, places, history and scenic beauty. Each year the committee honours a worthy local person by naming him or her 'Oracles of the Bush Local Legend'. Our volunteer members are keen to embrace fresh ideas from other community organisations who share the vision of working together to create an event that is truly unique for both visitors and locals.

Committee of Oracles of the Bush
Oracles of the Bush Committee
Autumn in Tenterfield at Oracles of the Bush
Local Legends Fay and Dick having fun with poet Melanie Hall

The Looming Legend Bush Poetry Competition is a significant and very popular component of Oracles of the Bush - offering cash prizes for both writing and performance of bush poetry. The senior sections are open to all non-professional poets. In the junior competition the written sections are restricted to students of Tenterfield Shire but we now have a junior performance section open to all school students in the country.

While in Tenterfield, why not Visit Glenrock Gardens?
Glenrock Gardens