Poetry of a Mad Axeman

  • When: Sunday 2 April 2023 at 3:30pm to Sunday 2 April 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Where: Near Kalamunda (check your web account for details once you have booked) to Near Kalamunda | Section/s: The Darling Range
  • Rating: Beginners | Category: Day Walks

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If you have heard Jim Freeman recite his colloquial and colourful poetry before, you will know that it reflects communal attitudes and traditional Australian culture, whilst giving inspiration and at times making you laugh.

Bush poetry has been instrumental in the emergence and development of the Australian identity.

Join Jim, aka the Mad Axeman, on a 5km return walk for a relaxing afternoon with a glass of wine (byo) and the setting sun in the forest as he recites his own poetry of the Bibbulmun Track and many well known bush favourites.

Jim has a skill that's getting rare. So, it's a pleasure to join his company, in relaxed circumstances, and listen to him recite the poems. I've listened to many of the poems as this was my fourth time on the event, and I still thoroughly enjoyed it. - Bob

Book quickly! Limited places. 

Check what the event rating means for this walk. BYO supper and beverages.

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Please ensure you have read and understood the booking conditions before you proceed with this booking.

2023 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Bibbulmun Track.
Join the celebrations!


Very special setting...walking on a beautiful evening...and listening to someone who has a great passion and enthusiasm for the Bibbulmun track, the bush and the poetry. A very laid back enjoyable evening...thankyou. Bev – event participant

Jim is a fantastic poet and how does he remember so much without reading his poetry from a book. Kris - event participant

A very relaxed evening. Jim has a wonderful timbre in his voice that is smooth and gentle. I love his sense of humour that puts a spark into each piece. The man from snowy river was superb. The setting was calm and peaceful with superb weather. A lovely group of people also all relaxed and friendly. Dawn – event participant.


Thanks so much to Jim and Patrick for such an entertaining and enjoyable afternoon listening to Jim’s poetry . The walk in the bush was so refreshing and Jim’s poetry recitation absolutely outstanding! A wonderful event in great company! Kathy - event participant.

Your Event Guide/s:
  • Photo of Patrick Tremlett

    Patrick Tremlett

    I enjoy the outdoors and have bush walked and been involved with the Bibbulmun Track and the Foundation for some time. Apart from being a volunteer guide I am also a maintenance volunteer.