Our 2021 ceremony is now live and available at the following links: Website: https://dorothea.com.au/Presentation-Ceremony Facebook: https://fb.watch/80YotoLc9E/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/pTPXKlZ8H6A Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/604671645 We hope you enjoy!


Kurrumbede Open Day

A roaring success! The dreary weather coludn't dull the vivid atmosphere of the Kurrumbede Open Day on June 12th. Visitors came from far and wide to visit the famous homestead, freqented by Dorothea Mackellar herself and owned by her brothers as a working station during the 20th century. ...


Dorothea Mackellar Silo Art Mural

Dorothea Immortalised One of the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society's biggest feats during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21 was the installation of the giant Dorothea Mackellar mural in Barber St, Gunnedah. This objective became a possibility when Gunnedah Shire Council took the initia...


Brittany Completes 2021 Workshops!

Project Officer Visits Local Schools Our Project Officer Brittany has completed her annual rounds of poetry workshops around the local area. She said she loves visitng the schools and witnessing first-hand the ideas students conjure up. They usually write a group poem together to get warm t...


Kurrumbede Day Charging Ahead!

It may be dreary today in Gunnedah, but the Kurrumbede Open Day is still planned to go ahead this Saturday 12th June! The Committee has worked so hard to get this day up and running. It's going to be an awesome day. Don't forget you can drive yourself or book a bus seat. See here. Please...


"Kurrumbede" Open Day - Bus Registration and Driving Instructions HERE

          Please click below for courtesy bus registration tickets:  https://augsc.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/9988 Whitehaven Coal will be running courtesy buses to and from Kurrumbede for the Inaugural Open Day on Saturday 12th of June. Hosted by the Dorothea Ma...


2021 Competition Re-opens!


2020 Presentation Ceremony

PRESENTATION CEREMONY 2020 See the winners of the 2020 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards announced here in our all new online presentation ceremony. Congratulations to the students who captivated the judges with their imagination and creativity! Thanks to our judges Kat Apel and Meredith Cos...


It's on again!

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are back! Time flies when you're having fun! Our judges, Kat Apel and Meredith Costain, are back to view thousands of entries as well! AND! Some very exciting news, indeed! Firstly, we now have a CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION! Woohoo! This option is able to...


2019 Presentation Ceremony

On the 6th September 2019, the winners of the 2019 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards will be presented with their prizes. Congratulations to the students who captivated the judges with their imagination and creativity. We were lucky to be joined by special guest speaker Gabrielle Chan and jud...


2019 Launch Video!

Here's the link to our awesome eLaunch video for 2019! Enjoy!



IT'S BACK! Wow! The last year has flown! Here we are again at the beginning of what is sure to be another monumental year of poetry! We've got a brand new theme, brand new judges and new terms & conditions, but our passion for the written word remains the same. Go to our "How to Enter" p...