It is with the greatest
of sadness that The Naked Poets
announce the passing
of one of their members; 'The Larrikin' Bobby Miller.
Poet, author, songwriter
and founding Naked Poets member
Bobby passed away
peacefully at his home in Mungar, Qld. yesterday morning.
He was a great friend
to us all, as well as a pivotal member of the Naked Poets team.
An enormous talent
in both serious and comedic poetry, he had won a vast array of
Bush Poetry and Country Music awards throughout his career. He
also authored a number of publications and had written songs with
both Mark Tempany and Brian Letton. Bobby's poems have been performed
by hundreds of aspiring Bush Poets at Poets Breakfasts around
Australia over the last fifteen years.
Bobby had not been
well in recent years, but his performances were amazingly energetic
and he never failed to give his absolute best to his audiences.
The runaway sales of the Naked Poets albums in recent months was
a great tribute to how well he had done so.
He is survived by
his wife Sandy and his children Linda, Paul, Tammy and his eight
grandchildren. Bobby will be best remebered in the smiles he brought
to his family, friends and fans. Celebrations of Bobby' life will
take place in Maryborough on Monday.
go to all who loved him. He will be very sadly missed.
servicewas held at The Maryborough Cremetorium on 3.30 PM Monday
The 4th, November 2002
Take a moment to
relive some of the joy and silliness of our last tour with Bobby
on the photo page.
Tiff of bobby on the Bio page.
G'day Your're Shoestring's