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A life on the land for one of our last bush poets

Rachel Clark
Updated February 2 2024 - 2:13pm, first published 10:58am
Mark 'Bushie' Thompson leaves Tamworth via train towards Wyong, armed with a bag of notepads filled with his poems, a couple of opals, the clothes on his back, and a good book. Picture by Gareth Gardner
Mark 'Bushie' Thompson leaves Tamworth via train towards Wyong, armed with a bag of notepads filled with his poems, a couple of opals, the clothes on his back, and a good book. Picture by Gareth Gardner

Mark "Bushie" Thompson is one of the last travelling bush poets in Australia.

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Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark

Journalist

Rachel, a former Sydney-sider turned country journalist at the Northern Daily Leader, covers education, Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains councils, and renewable energy. Be sure to say g'day: rachel.clark@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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