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06-March-2015
06-March-2015

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An obelisk commemorates Australian poet Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson who was born near the site of the monument. 

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE (1864 – 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." Banjo Paterson was born at the property "Narrambla", near Orange, New South Wales, the eldest son of Andrew Bogle Paterson, a Scottish immigrant from Lanarkshire and Australian-born Rose Isabella Barton.

ORANGE, Sunday.-A memorial to the Australian poet, A. B. ("Banjo") Paterson was unveiled near Orange yesterday. The memorial, which is a solidly built obelisk, stands near Paterson's birthplace in Narrambla Valley, three miles from Orange. Andrew Barton Paterson was born in 1864 and died in 1942. The site of the memorial was donated by Mr. T. M. Lane. Paterson's widow unveiled the obelisk. Several hundred people attended the ceremony.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW),  22 December 1947.

Location

Address:Ophir Road, Banjo Paterson Memorial Park , Orange, 2800
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.258231
Long: 149.136553
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th December, 1947
Front Inscription

THE AUSTRALIAN POET
ANDREW BARTON PATERSON  (BANJO)
Was Born 17th Feby 1864 At The Narrambla Homestead Which Stood 8 Chains North-East Of This Memorial.
Erected 1947


"And He Sees The Vision Splendid Of The Sunlit Plains Extended 
And At Night The Wondrous Glory Of The Everlasting Stars

( Clancy Of The Overflow)

Source: MA, ADB
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