Follow the Poetry Trail
Simply download a QR reader from Google play (for Android) or App Store (for Apple) phones, open your map and follow the trail to each Poetry Plaque !
“Spiritual song of the Aborigine “
On the large Log alongside the walking track behind EM Visitor Information Centre
This poem and the location was chosen to acknowledge the early peoples of the area as it is believed to have been a busy meeting place for the Yorta Yorta peoples.
Published early local
Keighley Goodchild – “A Nautical Yarn”
Behind old Library/ near Bunya Bunya Pine corner of High and Heygarth Streets.
This site was chosen as the poet is believed to have lived and worked in this area of town
"From China To Gold"
On Campaspe River walkway fence beside Beechworth Bakery.
This poem was especially written in recognition of the early Chinese community, and the location chosen as many of had market gardens along the Campaspe River just south of this site.
“The Talkin’ of the Bush”
On Marungal Jetty post on Campaspe river near back entrance of Echuca Hotel.
Chosen for the bushland atmosphere of the Campaspe River frontage.
Will Lawson –“Echuca Way”
Along walkway near Alison barge on Murray Esplanade, North end of walk near seats
Chosen as it overlooks the Murray River, wharf & paddlesteamers creating a congenial atmosphere for this poem.