Australiana Scarecrow Ideas

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A live scarecrow swagmanWaltzing Matilda Scarecrow Idea

Here is a live scarecrow swagman in a scarecrow display of the famous old song, Waltzing Matilda.

(Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival)

And this animated scarecrow display, Strawy Matilda, is also based on the song, Waltzing Matilda:

(Scarecrows in Motion display, Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival)

Waltzing Matilda scarecrow display
Man From Snowy River Scarecrow Idea

This scarecrow display, Man From Strawy River, was based on the famous poem, Man From Snowy River, by Banjo Paterson:

(Scarecrows in Motion display, Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival)

Man From Snowy River scarcrow
Other Australiana Scarecrow Ideas

The following Australian songs, poems and historical subjects also feature colourful characters and scenes that would make good themes for a scarecrow display:

  • Clancy of the Overflow
  • Click Go the Shears
  • The Drover’s Dream
  • Man From Ironbark
  • Mulga Bill’s Bicycle
  • Road to Gundagai
  • Springtime It Brings on the Shearing
  • Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Convicts
  • Bushrangers: eg Ned Kelly, Ben Hall
  • Shearers
  • Gold Rush
  • Anzac
Note: This page includes Australian scarecrow ideas for you and your kids to make with an Australiana theme: scare crow displays based on famous songs and poems of Australia featuring scarecrow swagmen, scarcrow troopers, scarecrow stockmen, scarecrow shearers, scarecrow diggers, scarecrow bush rangers and more.

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