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Don Walker: SONGS

In conversation with Troy Cassar-Daley

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

For over forty years, Don Walker’s songwriting has captured what it is to be Australian.

As part of Brisbane Powerhouse’s Writers+Ideas series, Don Walker sits down with fellow Australian music icon, Troy Cassar-Daley to discuss Walker’s new book of collected lyrics, Songs.

From Cold Chisel to Catfish, Tex, Don & Charlie to his solo work, as well as many other writing collaborations, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive. Including classics such as Khe Sanh, Flame Trees, Cheap Wine and Harry was a Bad Bugger, this collection reveals the breadth of Walker’s vision and the precision of his prose.

These lyrics live on the page, with or without the memory of music. Interspersed with autobiographical sketches and anecdotes, Songs is a must-have for fans of Walker’s brilliant, razor-sharp storytelling.

Don’t miss this intimate and insightful discussion.

Writers+Ideas is supported by EY and O’Neill Architecture.


One of the great poets of the Australian experience

James Bradley

Consistently, persistently, the master

Tim Rogers

One of our great storytellers. As much a keeper of the flame as Lawson, Carey or White, but he cuts to the burning heart with far fewer words.

John Birmingham

About the Venue

Common Questions

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Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

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Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.