150 Not Out – Are we there yet?

21 February, 2013Posted in: Community, Environment
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It’s 150 years since Moss Vale was established as a township, so the town and the area is abuzz with excitement for lots of celebrations this year.

One highlight of the Sesquicentenary will be the performance by Geoffrey Graham in Moss Vale’s Leighton Gardens.

Geoffrey specialises in heritage shows including his memorable ‘Banjo’ Paterson performance The Man from Ironbark which he performed in Moss Vale several years ago.

“The last 150 years has seen depression, war and immigration. A time of great change. Issues of women’s rights, reconciliation and adapting to an unforgiving environment. This has been affected by our pioneering spirit, resourcefulness, persistence and our ever-present sense of humour,” Geoffrey said.

“It’s my belief that it was the poets, scribes and cartoonists that were the real narrators of events surrounding our history. Today it is still the bards, the journalists and the masters of the daily cartoon who provide the commentary and wit that express the feelings of Australians about their politicians, their country and themselves.”

Geoffrey has the ability to let us see the various faces of Australia and Australians through the combination of his talents. The use of comedy, verse, music all rolled into one package of memorable entertainment. Over a 25 year period of performance Geoffrey has been doing his utmost to change conservative perceptions of our heritage. ‘150 Not Out’ does this admirably.

Brought to Moss Vale by the Moss Vale Sesquicentenary Committee, it is appropriate that Geoffrey is an ex-local growing up firstly in Robertson and then in Moss Vale before moving to Eaglehawk in Victoria.

Geoffrey will be appearing at Leighton Gardens in Moss Vale during Bush Week on Thursday 7 March at 6.30pm.

Entry to ‘150 Not Out’ is free of charge.

The afternoon will kick off at 5.30pm with a free sausage sizzle.