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Welcome to the 2022 Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

12th to 20th February 2022

Join the community of Orange, NSW and its surrounding villages in a week of bush poetry events for their annual Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in February 2022.

Banjo Paterson was born in Orange on 17 February 1864 and what more fitting way to celebrate than to gather the best bush poets from across Australia in competition, entertainment and storytelling.

Put the dates in your diary and book accommodation early, as Orange has become a sought-after getaway destination. It offers great scenery, food and wine experiences, historic villages and lovely parks and gardens.

The program is constantly being updated, as the year goes on more events will be added.

Please join us for Blackened Billy Verse Competition 2022 Awards Ceremony 

Time: Feb 16, 2022 02:30 PM Brisbane  (for 3pm start AEST) 

Official proceedings – 3pm – 4pm AEST  (WA  1-2pm   NT  2.30-3.30pm    Qld 3-4pm     SA 3.30-4.30pm    Vic/NSW/Tas  4-5pm  ) 




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