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Brenda Joy
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Post by Brenda Joy » Thu May 25, 2017 9:10 pm

A VALE TO KEVIN 'RUSTY' CHRISTENSEN (one of WA's valued bush poets who passed away on 17th May) from Bill Gordon, President WABP & YS.
"It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Rusty Christensen. Rusty was founder and inaugural president of WABP &YS in 1995. Rusty promoted “Bush Poetry and Keeping the Aussie Tradition Alive” at every opportunity throughout his community,in the country and overseas. He has won awards at Winton and been twice invited to the “Cowboy Poets of America” festival. Open Champion at the Waltzing Matilda Bush Poetry Festival 2004, Melville Citizen of the Year in 2001. His business card read “Bush Poet, Balladeer and Story Teller” Ambassador for “2002 Year of the Outback”. Despite his advancing years, Rusty’s command of the microphone and his ability to put life into his performances was an inspiration to all of us younger poets. Rest in peace old mate."
Bill Gordon
N.B.This vale will be printed in the June Edition of the WA Bully Tin newsletter where there will also be a tribute poem from Keith Lethbridge.
It is printed here at the request of Bill and Meg Gordon.
Sing HU to open your heart.

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Post by Terry » Fri May 26, 2017 3:40 pm

A great bloke and a wonderful performer.
He will be sadly missed by all, and in particular all his friends and mates in Western Australia.

Farewell Rusty


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