There’s even a national treasure at Minmi

What else can I say?

The Hunter Region’s most vocal bush orator, award-winning folklorist and author Bob Skelton AKA “The Minmi Magster” has captured in his unique style the characters and happenings of this great land he so dearly loves.

He was born in Waratah, Newcastle, in 1939 and his formative years were spent with his twin brother Dave in their father’s blacksmith and engineering shop. It was there he was introduced to bush poetry by the old chaps who came from the country looking for work, and he listened to their yarns as they passed the time in the workshop.

Bob was soon entertaining customers with poems of his own and his father would introduce him saying, “Dave is the better twin on the tools but Bob is the better magger.” Hence “The Minmi Magster”.

Visit Bob at his shack here.