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Day 6 ... My Choice for Poetry Potlucking 201:

Share with us a poem that you love (by someone who isn’t you, please). Quote a particularly striking line (or two) in a new message or drop a link to the whole piece. 187 more words


Happy birthday Banjo!

For yesterday, that is.

I just drove back from Orange, about three and a half hours from Canberra. Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson was born here, and the 17th February is his birthday. 136 more words


February 17 in history

1500 The Battle of Hemmingstedt.

1600 The philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned alive at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome for heresy.

1801 An electoral tie between… 519 more words


Banjo Paterson – 8

There are several contenders from different parts of the Snowy Mountains region for being the actual person depicted in Banjo Paterson’s poem, The Man from Snowy River. 222 more words


Bush Poetry

Yesterday I was privileged to participate in a bush poetry gathering, held at the Henry Lawson Cave in the Sydney suburb of Willoughby, and recited “Clancy@TheOverflow”, a “modernised” version of Banjo Paterson’s classic poem “Clancy of the Overflow”. 144 more words

Banjo Paterson – 7

The Snowy Mountains town of Cooma has a sculpture of the Man from Snowy River. You can find it in the main street in front of Centennial Park. 93 more words


The Cat, by Banjo Paterson

Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (1864.1941) was an Australian lawyer, bush poet and journalist. Today he is best remembered for his song “Waltzing Matilda” from 1891. 13 more words