For 2018 fifteen years since we said Goodbye- I wanted to pay a special tribute to Slim & to highlight what I consider we all think about (Slim) .This bloke from Nulla Nulla Creek-humble beginnings- this young bush kid
who became a Legend-a Mentor-to so many - who travelled Australia-out where noone else would go- where he was worshipped by most- and created his own unique Aussie brand of music! Slim was certainly a one off -and I saw this as our chance to honour him-here
on the Darling Downs- here in Queensland. In particular-Slim was like a preacher in so many ways -taking his stories-his message-to the outback- the far corners of Australia who all loved him for it. His life, his legacy, his music , and of course
the most important legacy of all, are his wonderful family. Anne, Joy, Dianne & those who lived & breathed both the man & his music. Mike Kerin (the fettler), Rod Coe. Slims Producer & Bass player who spent a lifetime on the road with Slim.
. And to have most of them all here for this occasion ! was very special indeed. We unveiled a huge Sandstone Memorial- on Saturday & Saturday night -as Anne and the Slim Dusty family show took to the stage- our entire grass area was packed- our biggest
Sat crowd ever! ! And how exciting to have this here at our little Festival! we are truly honoured ! A bloke called Dudley Monument from Sunshine Coast- brought his exciting Slim Exhibition- including an original 1935 Caravan that Slim & Joy
toured in. So great to see this wonderful display! big thanks to Dudley for sharing it with us. Pictures of part of the Exhibition shown here & we also featured Slim -in our Gallery this year! with lots of wonderful pieces on loan from Mary Ryan-a
very dedicated CM Presenter & historian & Slim fan right here in Warwick!