Banjo Paterson – 7

The Snowy Mountains town of Cooma has a sculpture of the Man from Snowy River. You can find it in the main street in front of Centennial Park. It was unveiled in 1961 as a tribute to Banjo Paterson.

Opposite the park is the Prince of Wales Hotel (now a men’s wear store) where Banjo Paterson first recited his poem, The Geebung Polo Club. The poem describes a contest between the rough and ready mountain men from Geebung and the neat and natty polo players from Sydney called the Cuff and Collar team.

It might have been a fictional polo match, but a street near Cooma’s polo flat in the south east of the town has been named Geebung Street.

Man from Snowy River Cooma


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