Adelaide College of the Arts


Adelaide College of the Arts Writing

Bill 'Swampy' Marsh

Staff Profile: Bill 'Swampy' Marsh

Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh’ is an award winning-winning writer/performer of stories, songs and plays. His first collection of short stories, Beckom Pop. 64 was published in 1988, his second, Old Yanconian Daze, in 1995 and his third, Looking for Dad, in 1998. During 1999 Bill released Australia, a CD of his songs and stories. That was followed in 2002 by A Drover’s Wife and Glory, Glory – A Tribute to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in 2008. He has also written soundtrack songs and music for many television documentaries.

Bill’s most recent book Great Australian Bush Priest Stories is part of a very successful series of ‘Great Australian’ stories including: The Complete Book of Australian Flying Doctor Stories and Great Australian Outback School Stories (2013), Great Australian Country Womens Association Stories (2011), New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (2010), The ABC Book of Great Aussie Stories for Young People (2010), Great Australian Stories - Outback Towns and Pubs (2009), More Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories, (2007), Great Australian Railway Stories (2005), Great Australian Droving Stories (2003), Great Australian Shearing Stories (2001) and Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (1999). Bill’s story of Goldie was published in 2008 and his semi-autobiographical collection Swampy – Tall tales and true from boyhood and beyond was published in 2012