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NSW Variety Bash 2014
John and his wife Meg are long time participants in the NSW Variety Bash, raising money for special needs children in Australia. This year Meg and John have set themselves a target to raise $50,000 for Variety.

Variety logo The NSW Variety Bash is Australia's largest (and most popular) motoring event, having raised more than $173 million since the first one (the inspiration of Dick Smith) in 1985. More than 110 old cars take part in the NSW Bash each year, travelling to remote parts of this vast country over rough and dusty roads, for about ten days, visiting schools and kids at every stage along the way. Bashers 'drive the miles for the smiles'. They see first hand how the money they have raised in advance is used to assist remote schools, children's units of hospitals and individual children by providing much needed equipment to improve the quality of their education and their lives.

Meg and John are passionate about Variety. This year will be Meg's 14th Bash and John's 6th Bash. John recently was awarded the 2014 Variety Australia Heart Award as a Variety Ambassador. Meg and John are well on the way to achieving their goal, having already raised about $40,000 this time around but you could help them by logging into https://2014varietynswbash.everydayhero.com/au/true-blue and donating to their Bash car fundraising. All money raised goes to Variety the Children's Charity. Donate over $100 and your name will be proudly added to their Bash car. You'll be able to follow their journey along the way on this website, after they leave on 7th August 2014.

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The Big Red Bash

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G'day All,
Aussie Farmers Direct 'M factor school Moosic competition' is well underway with schools across the country all learning and recording John's song 'ISLAND OF OCEANS' for their chance to win $5000 for their schools Music Room. Check it out on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AussieFarmersDirect
Or you can check out some of the school entries right here:


  • Brookvale Public School: NSW (Northern beaches of Sydney)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_BrookvalePS

  • Golden Beach State School: Qld (south of Noosa)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_GoldenBeachSS

  • Heidelberg Primary School: VIC (Melbourne)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_HeidelbergPS

  • Jamboree Heights State School QLD (Brisbane)
    Watch Video: http://on.fb.me/Owv7BJ

  • Murrumbeena Primary School: Vic (Melbourne)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_MurrumbeenaPS

  • Point Clare Public School: NSW (near Gosford)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_PointClarePS

  • Preshil Junior School: VIC (Melbourne)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_Preshil

  • Seaholme Primary School: VIC (Melbourne)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_Seaholme

  • Toowong State School QLD (Brisbane)
    Watch Video: http://bit.ly/TheMFactor_ToowongSS

    #TheMFactor www.AussieFarmers.com.au/TheMFactor

    CD cover Our Online Store Is Always Open

    We invite you to purchase from our website store at any time of the day or night by simply clicking on this STORE link. We have a whole host of CDs, DVDs and other John Williamson merchandise available including John's 2CD set A Hell Of A Career. This diverse 'best of' collection features many fan favourites including Old Man Emu, True Blue, Mallee Boy, Galleries Of Pink Galahs, Raining On The Rock, Rip Rip Woodchip, Papa Whisky November, Three Sons, Salisbury Street, Flower On The Water and The Big Red. Also included are the never before released live recordings of Hang My Hat In Queensland, Prairie Hotel Parachilna and Rescue Me, all of which were recorded with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in 2010.There are no fewer than 44 legendary tracks making the album wonderful value for money!

    Also offered for sale are many of John's finest studio albums including Mallee Boy, Boomerang Café, Warragul, JW's Family Album, Waratah St, Mulga To Mangoes, Family Album No.2, Pipe Dream, The Way It Is, Gunyah, Chandelier Of Stars, Hillbilly Road, The Big Red plus the stunning John Williamson: In Symphony live album with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

    A Guide to the John Williamson Website

    The John Williamson official website has been a regular feature on the net for a long while. Over time, we have added many new pages for your interest and the following is a description of some of our most popularly used links.
    TOUR DATES We regularly add new gig details to this page.
    STORE Use this link to purchase any of the merchandise available from our on-line shop.
    CONTACT This page details all John Williamson contact information including his fan mail addresses.
    ARCHIVE This page now has four sub sections:
    News: General JW news stories from the past.
    Quambatook: The complete background story behind this new Australian folk musical.
    True Blue Newsletters: A collection of previously published True Blue Newsletters.
    NSW Variety Bash Diaries: John & Meg's blogs of their Variety Bash adventures
    ABOUT JOHN This page contains a full biography of John together with many highlights of a long career including all his Golden Guitar and other awards.
    PHOTOS A photo album stretching back almost 40 years.
    TRUE BLUE FLAG The story behind the True Blue Australian flags.
    TRUE BLUE CAUSES John Williamson is well known for his promotion of Australia, its people, its land, its flora and fauna. This page details all the organisations that John supports on an official basis.
    NEWSLETTER The True Blue Newsletter is issued every few months and includes a personal letter from John together with information about past, present and future events.
    There are also direct links to Facebook and iTunes. These can be found at the top of most pages of this website.

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