Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s

Dear Teachers,

I am a storyteller, writer and musician,
based in Castlemaine, Victoria, and …

*  Am widely known as a founder the famous Bushwackers Band (1971)
*  Have 46 years experience performing Australian history stories

*  Presenter of 13 history features on ABC radio
*  Script-writer of two award-winning television history documentaries
*  Author of best-selling books such as the Bushwackers Dance Book and Me & Phar Lap
*  Winner of Victorian Community History Award for goldrush CDs (The Monster Meeting).

My top quality Australian history incursions come …
*      Highly recommended
*      Curriculum aligned and adaptable to your curriculum focus
*      Thoroughly researched, with new information in addition to the standard story
*      Based in story, music and theatre
*      Popular with students and teachers, and with meaningful student participation.

Booking/Enquiry Form
Phone:    0417 332 065


General Australian History
The Australian History Show (Prim. & Sec.)
Songs, music & stories to meet your curriculum focus.

Family & Local History
HOME (is with my family) (P-1)
Music show/workshop where students write about their family.

Landmarks of Melbourne (Year 2 and over)
Stories and songs about Melbourne’s famous places.

Colonial, Indigenous & Reconciliation
Wominjeka: The Thank You Workshop (Prim & Sec)
Music workshop where students learn and record a song of reconciliation.

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley (Prim & Sec)
Theatre show on colonial and Indigenous history.
Involves students playing parts.

1850s Gold Rush
Gold in the Heart (Prim & Sec)
Theatre/music show telling of Victorian gold rush.
Involves students playing parts.

World War One – Gallipoli
Çanakkale. Gallipoli. Lest We Forget  (5/6 & Sec.)
Australian -Turkish music/theatre/literature show on Gallipoli.
Involves students playing parts.

Storytelling and writing (also good for English)
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s Author Visit(Prim & Sec)
Performing extracts from his many books and talking about the process of writing them.

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s Storytelling Workshop (Prim & Sec)
Teaching students to tell stories

 Just for Fun…
Jan’s Family Show
For that social occasion with parents and kids.