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29-November-2013
29-November-2013

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A plaque commemorates Jack Moses, who was born in Sydney and spent most of his working life as a commercial traveller in wine, and became known on the agricultural show circuit of New South Wales and other States both as a salesman and as a reciter of Australian ballads:

The Bulletin Book of Humorous Verses and Recitations (1920) was dedicated to him as a ‘good Australian’ who was ‘for many years a Bulletin reciter in the bush’. A long-time contributor to the Bulletin, the Sydney Mail, Smith’s Weekly and other journals, Moses wrote ‘Beyond the City Gates’ (1923), a volume of sketches and poems in which he celebrates bush life and ‘Nine Miles from Gundagai’ (1938), a volume of verse; the title piece is the well-known poem about the dog on the tucker box at Gundagai. After his retirement Moses settled again in Sydney, where he was an affectionately regarded street character who distributed postcards of his poems.

Location

Address:Sheridan Street, Gundagai Tourist Information Centre, Gundagai, 2722
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.062917
Long: 148.101686
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 6th May, 1958
Front Inscription

                   A Tribute
            To The Memory Of

          JACK MOSES 
     Author Of The Poem
"THE DOG ON THE TUCKERBOX"

          Unveiled By
         His Excellency
The Governor Of New South Wales
LIEUT.-GENERAL SIR ERIC WOODWARD 
      K.C.M.G., C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.
        6th May, 1958

Erected By The Rotary Club of Gundagai

Source: MA
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