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There is always something going on in the outback. The following list of events represents just a small selection of the things to see and do during the year.

For further details contact state tourist bureaux and/or regional tourist authorities in each area. If you would like your event included in this listing, email us at outback@outbackmag.com.au

Watch out for:


4-Aug 8

'Capturing the Outback' photography exhibition by Shaun Young at ShearOutback Hall of Fame, Hay, NSW. The exhibition includes stunning photographs of outback desert and rural Australia, including beautiful native flowers. Open 9am-5pm every day. Contact Elizabeth Young, phone (02) 6020 3225 email: shaunmyoung@hotmail.com


R.M.Williams estate clearing sale, “Rockybar Arabians”, 296 Hodgson Vale Road, Toowoomba, Qld. Plant and equipment, including tractors, ride-on lawn-mowers, four-wheelers, power tools, saddlery, and much more. Contact Philip Black, phone (07) 3230 0333 or 0428 300 333 email: blacky@philblackauctions.com www.philblackauctions.com


Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft, Coonamble Showground, Dubbo Rd, Coonamble, NSW. Largest combined rodeo and campdraft in the Southern Hemisphere. Contact Sandra Harrison, phone (02) 6822 2072
email: sandra.harrison@bigpond.com


York Olive Harvest Festival, York, WA. Celebration of fine food and country living with seminars, workshops featuring visiting chefs, tours of olive groves and presses, entertainment and plenty of fresh olives and extra virgin olive oil to taste. Contact York Tourist Bureau,
phone (08) 9641 1301


R.M.Williams Rodeo School, Coonamble, NSW.



Reserve Forces Day National Parade, Sydney. To mark the 90-year anniversary since the outbreak of the Great War, the Walers and the Light Horsemen of Australia will be honoured in a parade down Macquarie Street, Sydney. Contact Lucy Weir, phone (02) 4885 1251 or 0431 105 423
email: weir.family3@bigpond.com


R.M.Williams Rodeo School, Townsville, Qld. Glenn Morgan, Australia’s most successful rodeo coach, teaches the art of saddlebronc riding, bareback bronc riding and bullriding. Cost is $275 per weekend, including meals and accommodation in tents. Contact Glenn, phone 0429 986 445


Voyages Alice Springs Lions Camel Cup Carnival, Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs. The famous Central Australian annual camel races with novelty events and Miss Camel Cup. Contact Bill O'Flaherty, phone (08) 8953 2300 www.camelcup.com.au


50th Anniversary of classic Australian film The Back of Beyond about Birdsville Track mailman, Tom Kruse, at Marree Town Hall, Marree, SA. Also launch of double DVD The Tom Kruse Collection, which includes The Back of Beyond (Film Australia, 1954), The Outback Mailmen (ABC Countrywide 1986), The Postman (ABC TV Australian Story, 1996) and Last Mail From Birdsville - the Story of Tom Kruse (Corrugated Air Productions, 1999). Contact Dave Burge for accommodation packages, phone 0417 833 982 www.backofbeyondtours.com.au Contact Penny or Lizzie at the Marree Telecentre for local bookings, phone (08) 8675 8222 email: outback.marree@bigpond.com


Lightning Ridge Opal Festival, Lightning Ridge, NSW. The famous outback mining town of Lightning Ridge celebrates its culture and character with its annual festival. Contact Angela Myers, phone 0407 455 413 www.jam-events.net



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