Norman McVicker’s Legacy

Norman McVicker
Norman McVicker

In his legacy, Norman McVicker allocated funds/awards to encourage young Australians to be active in producing Australian literature and becoming writers.

His vision is also to encourage young people to take up Australian literature and become a distinguished scholar in the field.

The prize will be awarded yearly and organised by the Mudgee Valley Writers. The estate of Norman McVicker will provide the
prize money.

To read more about the award, please click here.


Mudgee Valley Writers is 29 years old

Mudgee Valley Writers FAW is 29 years old

To celebrate our birthday we met at the site of Henry Lawson’s childhood home for our meeting, and then moved to Eurunderee School. The school and surrounding areas feature in many of Henry’s works. The President of the Site Trust gave us an informative talk on the history of the school and on Henry and Louisa Lawson. He then left us to enjoy our poetry readings, stories, and a song from Bob. We read many of Henry’s works and some of our own. Nostalgia was helped by damper and syrup, pikelets with rosella jam, scones and sweets.

Photo left to right – Pamela Meredith, Joy Hibberd, Ann Milligan, Miriam Bates, Kevin Pye, Jill Baggett, Joan Taylor, Bob Campbell.