The Paddington Tavern, 186 Given Terrace Paddington Queensland Australia 4064
Our Speaker Line Up
MC & Poet
For years Murray Hartin has been making audiences laugh, cry and visualise the spoken word with... More
MC & Poet
For years Murray Hartin has been making audiences laugh, cry and visualise the spoken word with his unique style of Australian storytelling.
The former Barker College boy grew up in the Northern NSW town of Moree and is a country journalist by trade.
Through his extensive travels around Australia Muz has met a vast and varied collection of remarkable Australians. They are the inspiration for his stories.
People like the late Northern Territory station-owner and legend Billy Hayes, former world champion surfer Mark Richards and The Hog Whisperer, Scotty Parker, Muz’s mate from Queensland.
His story “Rain From Nowhere”, written in February, 2007, addressing the issue of rural suicide, has touched the hearts of people Australia-wide. It is already being spoken of as one of the most significant pieces of Australian verse in recent memory.
Muz's diet story "A-Z", directed and animated by Zenon Kohler, made the final 16 of the 2007 Sony Tropfest short film festival.
A former regular on The John Laws and Alan Jones programs, he has produced a collection of books, DVDs & CDs.
Originally with The Naked Poets,and now with The Four Funny Buggers, he performs to big crowds at the very popular Tamworth Country Music Festival every year.
Muz can be heard on radio stations across the nation every day and his story "Turbulence" is arguably the most popular spoken word piece since "The Man from Snowy River."
His stories epitomise mateship. Muz will remind you and the family how lucky we are to be Australian.
Tom represented the Wallabies between 1983 and 1992 playing at the highest level before... More
Tom represented the Wallabies between 1983 and 1992 playing at the highest level before representing Queensland. He was the youngest (20) Wallaby hooker to play, and the biggest (185cm 117 Kgs). He played 41 test matches during 11 tours overseas. The most famous of those tours was the 1984 Grand Slam in which he played all tests with distinction.
He resided in Natal, South Africa for two seasons and was the mainstay of the Natal pack that paved the way to an historical Curry Cup victory in 1990. He represented in two World XV’s in 1986 against the Lions and in 1989 against the South African Springboks. Tom has the distinction of being selected in the Queensland Rugby Union team of the century.
Former All Black
His first taste of International Sport was through Judo, wherein he was selected for the NZ Judo... More
Former All Black
His first taste of International Sport was through Judo, wherein he was selected for the NZ Judo Team to compete at the 1980 Olympics. Unfortunately, this was the year that NZ boycotted the games, which were held in Russia. After this, Steve turned his focus fully, on to Rugby.
Steve was a Front Row Forward, able to play both Tight Head and Loose Head Prop, he won 46 full caps for the All Blacks between 1985 and 1992 and was a member of the victorious NZ All Blacks that won the Inaugral 1987 Rugby World Cup.