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12-July-2014
12-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Kay Pamment / John Huth / Roger Johnson

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.

Location

Address:Elderslie Street, Barry Wilson Memorial Park, Winton, 4735
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.390145
Long: 143.040079
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1895
Approx. Event End Date:1895
Monument Designer:Daphne Mayo
Monument Manufacturer:Perides Art Foundry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:December-1959 replica 1990
Front Inscription

A TRIBUTE TO  A.B. "BANJO" PATERSON WHO WROTE  "WALTZING MATILDA" IN THIS DISTRICT IN 1895
AND
TO THE MANY SWAGMEN WHO LIE IN UNMARKED GRAVES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
WINTON            10 DEC 1959.

Source: MA
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