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John Hayes

John could well be called a balladeer.  He recites his own poetry about the incidences and people of his time as well as many of the traditional verses of Banjo Patterson, Henry Lawson and their contemporaries.  

John has recorded with the ABC for the "Country Hour" as well as for some special events.  he travels extensively throughout Australia, reciting at festivals, pubs and around campfires and barbeques.  He published his first book (with cassette tape) "Till the Soil" in 1984.  Ten years later, his book "Fireside Reflections" was produced  with 100 poems celebrating 100 years of Australian History.  All of John's poems are as a result of extensive research.  

Contact John:  Phone  9377 1238.  email:

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