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Locals and visitors are invited to beat the heat and enjoy the hospitality of a ticketed, sit-down breakfast at Pioneer Park’s first Australia Day Poet’s Breakfast on Sunday, 26 January 2020 from 7.30am.

Breakfast at Pioneer Park on Australia Day is something of a local tradition, but with hotter mornings, lots of competing events and numbers dropping off, this year the organisers have decided to try something new.

Manager of the Museum, Ms Raina Savage said, “It has been a bit tricky knowing what the numbers would be for breakfast, and many people find it too hot for outdoor entertainment. So we wanted to give the event a new focus.

“We decided to make it a sit down breakfast, with a limited number of tickets – and quality entertainment - so it is a more intimate and special event. And so we can focus on delivering a top class experience to our visitors,” said Ms Savage.

The idea of a Poet’s Breakfast came from the growing popularity of traditional bush poetry, and fitted with the Museum’s focus on inviting visitors to ‘step back in time’ and experience the kinds of entertainment and community social events our predecessors enjoyed.

Rousing bush music and Australian ballads by the popular Stickie Fingers will welcome arrivals, followed by a hot breakfast and delicious buffet treats served in Myall Park Hall. Local Bush Poet Stuart Clarke will regale diners with classic Australian bush poetry and original poems from his published collection and his new book.

The Poets Breakfast commences at 7.30am with breakfast served at 8am.

Tickets are $15 and are strictly limited. They can be purchased online at: or from the Pioneer Park Museum.

Pioneer Park Museum is at Remembrance Drive, Griffith. Phone 6962 4196 or email

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