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Two plaques commemorate the centenary of the publication of Banjo Paterson's poem Been There Before. The poem describes a stranger visiting the town of Walgett.

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales, where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's more notable poems include "Waltzing Matilda", "The Man from Snowy River" and "Clancy of the Overflow.


Address:78 Fox Street, Walgett Historical Society Museum, Walgett, 2832
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.022882
Long: 148.116291
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1895
Approx. Event End Date:1995


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th September, 1995
Front Inscription

In celebration of the centenary of the publication in 'The Man from Snowy River and other Verses' of Banjo Patterson's 'Been There Before' 

Unveiled 16 September 1995

K. M. Ryan   General Manager
J. Campbell  Campbell Mayor
J. J. Austin   Chief Executive Technical and Emergency Services


Source: MA
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