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'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition & Clancy's Cafe
Yeoval is the childhood home of Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, who was born on 17th February 1864 at "Narrambla" near Orange.

Banjo spent the first 7 years of his life at Yeoval before the family moved to "IIlalong" near Yass.

From humble beginnings this hero of Australian Literature rose to fame across the world through his poetry and prose. Banjo worked as a War Correspondent in the South African Boer War, served his country in khaki in the 1st World War, was an allround adventurer, newspaper editor, practiced law as a solicitor in Sydney, was a radio broadcaster on ABC Radio 2BL and 2FC.

Banjo's most famous work is Waltzing Matilda - its writing and its history is a story within itself.

This Exhibition has on display a whole host of first editions, original letters, Paterson memorabilia, books, magazines and exciting items of the period, as well as fascinating hands-on items.

There are collectables from the city to the bush - all associated with and relating to Paterson poems and the era.



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