Oracles of the Bush 2017

30, 31 March and 1, 2 April

Tenterfield NSW

Be there for a great time

Oracles of the Bush Tenterfield NSW Australia
Oracles of the Bush performance in the park

Performers at Oracles of the Bush 2016

Carol Heucan
Carol HeucanJeff BrownJeff Brown
Gary Forgarty

Gary Forgarty

Jack DrakeJack Drake

Ray Essery
Ray Essery

Oracles of the Bush Legend 2016

Ken Halliday
Oracles of the Bush Legend 2016 Ken Halliday

Ken Halliday

Autumn in Tenterfield at Oracles of the Bush
Breakfast with the Poets

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.