We look at it every day, calendars, and now you can look at one that brings the joy and life of Australia’s bush kids to your home.
Trisha Agar, a local grazier, has for the last 2 years been promoting the lives and stories of Aussie bush kids via a Facebook page which gathered well over 22 thousand followers.
“The page was all about engaging rural people, and city people, across Australia. We’re telling stories of the bush through photographs, through stories,”
“Really, we’re just trying to tell people that the bush life is still the best life, regardless of the circumstances. Even though the times are tough and things are hard – you learn so much from all of that as well,”
“We’re just trying to engage people and try and promote agriculture, promote bush living,” says Trisha.
After two years of promoting the idea, the Bush Kids page has brought out a calendar, with all funds raised going to the QLD section of the Royal Flying Doctors Service.
“The bush kids calendar is made up of photographs that come from all over Australia – so the front cover for instance, is Justin who is actually originally from Cunnamulla, and his little fellow George, and it was taken at the Normanton Rodeo earlier in the year,”
“The reason we started this is because we wanted to produce a calendar that would represent Australian families and bush kids,” she says.
The photographs have come from far and wide and reflect the vast array of personalities that the Aussie bush has.
In October, Trisha opened up the competition for the photographs that were to be chosen for the calendar – and the reaction was overwhelming!
“When I called this competition I had no idea that we would get such a huge response – I had to close it early because we were swamped in entries! I had 450 entries and I closed it a day early. I had another 250 entries waiting to come in, and unfortunately, I had to say no,”
“People just want to celebrate their bush kids and their bush life and this calendar is just the culmination of all of that,” she says.
The calendar is $25 which includes postage, and will be sold online by visiting www.bushkids.com.au