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6th Annual Bush Traditions Gathering
Friday 30th Sept - Monday 3rd October, 2011

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Saturday, August 6, 2011



Labour Day Long Weekend

Old Goulburn Brewery
Bungonia Rd, Goulburn

This year's Gathering promises to be another beauty, a weekend of traditional Australian music, poetry, song, dance and general good fun that happens in the Old Goulburn Brewery. There are plans for a Bush dance and concert to be held on Saturday in collaboration with the Lilac Festival. There will be workshops featuring dance and dance music, songs and tunes, sing-alongs and readings. The basic idea of the Gathering is to promote participation in all aspects of Australia’s folk traditions.

The Brewery is a very substantial industrial complex constructed in the 1830s & 1840s, and is worth a look on its own. And yes it is still a Brewery.

ACCOMMODATION : There is plenty of accommodation in Goulburn but it is a long weekend and it is Lilac Festival time, with parades and other things happening in the main street, so book early. The Gathering has been blissfully unaffected by these activities in the past but it may affect your choice of accommodation. For some options have a look at Bush Traditions’ website.

Onsite camping is available again. On current numbers there appears to be plenty of space for everyone but spaces are limited so you might want to contact Ray on 6247 4725 to reserve a spot if you have not done so already. It also helps us anticipate numbers.

Accommodation in the Mews has already been booked.

FOOD: The Brewery provides meals or you can buy in town and make your own.

TRAINS: You can get there by train from Melbourne or Sydney. The station is about 1 km from the Brewery, a pleasant walk on a good day. If you let us know we can pick you up.


Gathering - Weekend $25/$20 (full/concession), Day $15/$10

Camping - Weekend $25, Night $15.

Photos - Sandra Nixon,
Mine Host Michael, Gary Shearston, Garry Tooth & Harry Gardner, 2010 Gathering.

6th Annual Bush Traditions Gathering