by Jack Drake
Now a second volume of Bush Ballads and Yarns in the same style, has been compiled by Jack – Bronco Harry’s Last Ride.
Bush Poetry Awards Won by Jack Drake
• Bush Poet of the Year, 2001. The Asthma Foundation of NSW
• Winner, Original Performance, National Bush Poetry Championship. Brisbane EKKA 2001
• The Tenterfield Oracles of the Bush, Written 1999, Performance 2000 & 2001
• Australian Bush Laureate Awards at Tamworth, Finalist with The Cattle Dog’s Revenge CD, 2002
• Australian Bush Laureate Awards at Tamworth, Finalist with Dinkum Poetry CD, 2003
• Golden Gumleaf Trophy at the Australian Bush Laureate Awards at Tamworth,2004 for
• best, Original Verse Book of the Year with The Cattle Dog’s Revenge Bush Ballads and
• Yarns published by CQUPress. Second publication by Boolarong Press.
• Australian Bush Laureate Awards at Tamworth. Finalist with Bronco Harry’s Last Ride CD, 2006
• Golden Gumleaf Trophy at the Australian Bush Laureate Award at Tamworth for Best
• Album of the year 2011 with his CD Australian Bush Poetry Classics
The Australian bushman’s sense of humour is legendary: dry, laconic and with a good bite. Jack
Drake is one of Australia’s best writers and reciters of this comic bush verse. But he also has a
great sense of the farcical and the crazy tall story. These are more ballads and yarns you’ll be
wanting to recite in the evenings on the verandah. Again, we guarantee a belly-full of laughs or
your money back.