Ollie, Collie and John Hawkes

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By HARRY CLARKE

SADDLING up at Rockhampton’s Heritage Hotel – nearly 700km from his home pastures – Ollie the loveable Brahman, his mate Collie, and his master John Hawkes will form a friendly welcoming party at BEEF 21.

The close-knit country trio hail from outback Longreach and are sure put plenty of smiles on faces as they parade through the Rocky CBD from 1pm on Sunday, May 2.

John Hawkes is a renowned country musician who’s raised 6-year-old Ollie since he was orphaned at only two days old.

The pair, along with Collie the border collie, have become a favourite attraction at country events – and are used to looking at little bit out of place at times.



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