Hear Don Watson reflect on ‘The Bush’

Don Watson will be the guest speaker at this years Muckeford Landcare Annual General Meeting. ‘Xartec’ from the Lancare Group writes that

Don Watson is one of Australia’s wittiest, original thinkers and raconteurs, and is currently completing a book on the Australian bush. He will be revealing some of his insights into the Australian landscape as a prelude to the Muckleford Catchment Landcare Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10 October. Don’s presentation will commence at 6pm, will be accompanied with soup and refreshments, and will be followed by the AGM at 8.15 pm

This landmark event is being held at the Castlemaine Golf Club, Pyrenees Highway, Castlemaine.

Members of the public are very welcome to join us for the talk and soup prior to the AGM.

Don Watson was an academic historian for 10 years before resigning to write political satire for TV and the stage (including The Gillies Report), and speeches for the Victorian Premier John Cain.

After time as a research fellow at The University of Melbourne he became Prime Minister Paul Keating’s speechwriter and adviser. He remained in that position until Keating’s electoral defeat in 1996. His account of this time, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister (2002), remains a best-seller to this day

Don’s columns, articles and essays have appeared in all major Australian journals and newspapers.

In recent years Don has become internationally famous for his scathing yet hilarious books about the deterioration of contemporary language – Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language (2003), and Watson’s Dictionary of Weasel Words, Contemporary Clichés, Cant & Management Jargon (2004).

His book American Journeys (2008) won The Age Non-Fiction and Book of the Year awards, the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction, and the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction.

His latest release Bendable Learnings: The Wisdom of Modern Management follows on from Death Sentence and Weasel Words.

His views about a subject that is both dear to our hearts and culturally complex are bound to provoke much fresh discussion and thought.

If you are interested in farming, landcare and the future of ‘the bush’ then this talk is a must.

So that we can cater appropriately we would appreciate a RSVP.  Please let us know you are coming at – mucklefordlandcare@gmail.com


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