On the second night in Mataranka, participants presented their entries for the 2012 bush poet’s night. Participants were tasked with creating their own poem or song relating to the race, the outback and flying doctor. The event is in memory of Joy and Keith Nicholson who competed in previous Outback Air Races and judged by the Bald Eagles (Geoff, Peter and Marie Nicholson).
The winners for this year’s event was The Three Amigos (Peter Williams, Tony Mitchell, Malcolm McDonald) with their submission “A Cirrus 22”.
We have attached some of the poems provided by entrants for your reading pleasure - more will be added as they are received.