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The statue is a tribute to the writing of Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Paterson and is dedicated to the swagmen who lie in unmarked graves around the country. The statue was originally commissioned in 1959 and was sculpted by Daphne Mayo. The original can be seen in the Waltzing Matilda Centre. The replica was cast in 1990.
Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda to music produced by Christina MacPherson in the region of Winton.
|Address:||Elderslie Street, Barry Wilson Memorial Park, Winton, 4735|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -22.390145|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1895|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1895|
|Monument Designer:||Daphne Mayo|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Perides Art Foundry|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||December-1959 replica 1990|
A TRIBUTE TO A.B. "BANJO" PATERSON WHO WROTE "WALTZING MATILDA" IN THIS DISTRICT IN 1895
TO THE MANY SWAGMEN WHO LIE IN UNMARKED GRAVES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
WINTON 10 DEC 1959.