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Latest issue cover Camel races, country picnic races and a multitude of other celebrations are a regular part of outback life.

These are the opportunities for visitors to meet the locals and to experience the hospitality and enjoyment for which outback events have become famous all over the globe.

You can meet the people involved in these events in the back issues of R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine.

And to see what's coming up, try our OUTBACK events calendar.


Rodeo action at Longreach
Issue 37 Oct/Nov 2004
One of the highlights of the July weekend of celebrations at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame was the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) rodeo.

Polocrosse championships
Issue 36 Aug/Sept 2004
On the June long weekend, Camden, NSW, came alive with the NSW Polocrosse Club Championships.

Polocrosse championships
Issue 36 Aug/Sept 2004
On the June long weekend, Camden, NSW, came alive with the NSW Polocrosse Club Championships.

The Man from Snowy River Challenge
Issue 35 June/July 2004
Corryong, at the base of the Snowy Mountains in northern Victoria, comes alive every April for the legendary three-day Man from Snowy River Challenge.

Campdraft action at Dungowan
Issue 34 April/May 2004
Dungowan Campdraft Committee hosted the Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo National (ABCRA) Finals Campdraft on February 6-8.

Rodeo finalists flourish
Issue 33, Feb - Mar 2004
The Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) has produced excellent rodeos for over fifty years - it has also built a record when it comes to making rain.

Issue 32, Dec 03 - Jan 04
What do you do to keep one-man town alive and the focal point of an isolated outback community when the last resident moves out? Just ask the locals around Betoota in Queensland's Channel Country.

Australia takes first Polocrosse World Cup
Issue 27, Feb - Mar 03
At the closing ceremony of the Polocrosse Wold Cup in Warwick, Queensland, in early May a message was read from Prime Minister John Howard. He said, "Polocrosse will end up as an Olympic sport."

Coonawarra celebrates
Issue 28, Apr - May 03
The people of Penola in South Australia breathed a sigh of relief when Coonawarra Cup day dawned on a crisp, mild morning in January.

Bronco branding Oodnadatta
Issue 25, Oct - Nov 02

Down the track once again
Issue 24, Aug - Sep 02
It had its humble beginnings over a few rums in an outback bar one Christmas Eve a few years ago. Some doubted it could be staged at all - let alone be a roaring success - but the memories for thousands who in some way participated in the Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive down the Birdsville Track, and the accolades for the drovers and organisers, will live forever.

Deni stamps its mark
Issue 23, Jun - Jul 02
Deniliquin - home of the world's biggest ute muster - turned it on again in March for the inaugural Deniliquin Stampede.

Those amazing Macquarie Matrons
Issue 20, Dec 01 - Jan 02
Get a bunch of bush women together and look out - anything can happen.

A Desert Sands party
Issue 19, Oct - Nov 01
Camel-racing is becoming as much a part of the outback's sporting and social activities as campdrafting and rodeos.

A tradition lives on
Issue 18, Aug - Sep 01
Bush race meetings are events that deserve to be preserved so that new generations can have an insight into the time when they were the year's main, if not only, social occasion.

Brazil takes World Polo Cup
Issue 17, Jun - Jul 01
At Melbourne's Werribee Park Equestrian Centre in late March and early April, the 6th World Polo Cup will be remembered for the quantity and quality of the horseflesh.

Hoofs and horns in Tassie
Issue 16, Apr - May 01
Contrary to mainland opinion, it doesn't rain every day of the year in Tasmania. Indeed, the summer has been long and hot - not just the temperature, but also the action in rodeo rings around the island.

Thrills and spills in Adelaide
Issue 15, Feb - Mar 01
When the world's best three-day eventers compete at the Adelaide International Horse Trials there's always great riding and action aplenty.

Lessons of the rodeo
Issue 14, Dec 00 - Jan 01
Rodeos are held nationwide from the remotest inland town to city centres, but it's doubtful in any attract as many junior competitiors from so far afield as St Brendan's College at Yeppoon near Rockhampton.

The ultimate challenge
Issue 13, Oct - Nov 00
Who is the best stockman in Australia? Cloncurry's Stockmen's Challenge is where you'll find out.

Quest for the Quilty
Issue 12, Aug - Sep 00
As always, Australia's premier endurance ride brings out the best in horses and riders.

Polocrosse - day or night
Issue 11, Jun - Jul 00
Warwick Polocrosse Club hosted Australia's first day/night polocrosse carnival, the Shell Cup, at its Morgan Park grounds on Queensland's Darling Downs in May.

Whooping it up at the Cattleman's Cup
Issue 10, Apr - May 00
People came from Melbourne, The NSW Snowy Mountains and throughout the local district in January to celebrate horsemanship, buschcrafts and traditional bush culture in an area of the Victorian High Country devastated by bushfires only three years ago.

Coolup Campdraft
Issue 9, Feb - Mar 00
A weekend of yarning, dancing under the stars and some serious campdrafting in Western Australia.

The Cattle King's Centenary
Issue 6, Aug - Sep 99
There was definitely movement at Innamincka Station when family members and staff gathered to mark 100 years of the Kidman empire.

Life's roughest ride
Issue 2, Dec 98 - Jan 99
It's the third day of the ultimate Australian rodeo competition, and we're down to the premier event - the finals of the bull riding competition. The competitors are some of the best in the country, for the toughest and most dangerous event in rodeo.

Camel Carnival
Issue 1, Oct - Nov 98
Despite their tendency to spit on people for no apparent reason and to suddenly stop dead in the middle of a race, then wander off exploring the nearby bush, feral camels of the Australian outback are enjoying new-found stardom as prized racing animals

Warwick rodeo roundup
Issue 2, Dec 98 - Jan 99
For more than 90 years, country people from far and wide have flocked to Warwick on Queensland's southern Darling Downs for the annual Warwick Rodeo, one of the best-loved and most prestigious events of its kind in the country.

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