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  • Congratulations to the winners of the busking competition

    Congratulations to Susan & Bill Bevan – the winners of the 2018 John O’Brien Bush Festival busking competition!

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  • Congratulations to the 2018 Open Writing Competition Winners

    Congratulations to the 2018 Open Writing Competition Winners: Poetry Section Winner – Jim Kent ‘Calling to Me’ Runner-up – Jim Kent ‘Calling to Me – The Golden Days’ Short Story Section Winner – Helen Cunningham ‘Calling to Me’ Runner-up – Margaret-Anne Cameron ‘Sisters’ There were a lot of excellent entries this year, as always, and... Read More

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  • John O’Brien Poetry Recital Competition Winner

    Congratulations to Caroline Tuohey – winner of the John O’Brien Poetry Recital Competition! Well done to all of the competitors for their excellent performances.

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  • Congratulations Bush Poetry Competition Winners

    Friday night’s Bush Poetry Competition saw some stellar performances as always. The Festival committee would like to congratulate all of the competitors. The winner of the Bush Poetry Competition was Rhonda Tallnash, with Caroline Tuohey taking out the second place award. The winner of the Jim Angel Memorial Award for the Best Performance of an... Read More

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  • Fashion Parade

    Join us for an Absolutely Fabulous FASHION PARADE. Presented by Country Flair, Narrandera. 2pm Sunday 19 November 2017 Narrandera Golf Club Tickets $10 per person. (Includes afternoon tea and a chance to win the lucky door prize) Proceeds will go to support Narrandera’s John O’Brien Bush Festival 2018. See you there!

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  • Albury Wodonga Pipes and Drums in Concert

    Join us on Saturday 21 October to enjoy Albury Wodonga Pipes and Drums in Concert! 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Narrandera Public School. Entry: Adults $10, Families $25. Tickets available at the gate. Refreshments will be available. BYO chairs or picnic rug.

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  • The Festival Committee needs YOU

    Do you have: • Great ideas for improving the John O’Brien Festival? • A passion for fun, family, and community spirit? • Organisational, financial, promotional, or people skills? • A desire to make new friends and get involved in the community? THEN WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Full media release here: http://www.narrandera.nsw.gov.au/cp_content/resources/2017-02-06%20Media%20release%20-%20John%20OBrien%20Festival%20Committee.pdf Download the application... Read More

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  • PROGRAM AVAILABLE

    The John O’Brien Bush Festival will be held on 16 -19 March 2018. You can download the program as a PDF by clicking the cover image to the right. Watch This Space for details about the individual program events. Available soon.

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  • Congratulations to all the 2016 Competition Winners!

    Congratulations to the winners of the competitions held during the 2016 John O’Brien Festival Open Writing Competition Poetry Section Tony Hammill – Blood and Love: The Irish Saga Short Story Section Margot Ogilvie – The Legend of Paddy O’Malley John O’Brien Poetry Recital Competition Winner – Heather Searles with The Road to Danahey’s Bush Poetry... Read More

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