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'BANJO PATERSON ... MORE THAN A POET' EXHIBITION AND CLANCY'S CAFE

The Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet Exhibition was opened by the Hon Tim Fischer AO on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson.

This is the only exhibition in Australia dedicated to the life and times of Banjo Paterson.

We all know that Banjo was a poet and storyteller, but many people do not reliase is that he was also a solicitor, war correspondent, newspaper editor, soldier, journalist, sports commentator, jockey, farmer and a great adventurer.

Come along for a visit and a cuppa - you  will enjoy an unique experience.

Banjo Paterson Bronze Sculpture

Planning, site decision and funding strategy is now well advanced for the Bronze Sculpture of Banjo Paterson in the main street of Yeoval, the childhood home of this great Australian Icon. It is planned to fundraise this year and continue next year if necessary. Construction will start February next year 2020 with the unveiling being 14th February 2021.

Donations can be made by direct deposit or by cheque to the Sculpture Appeal Banjo Paterson Museum Yeoval. There is also a fund raising GoFundMe page commencing next week.

Patrons for this exciting venture for Yeoval and the Banjo Paterson…more than a Poet Museum are The Hon. Tim Fischer A.C. former Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Mr Ian McNamara AM of the ABC radio program Australia All Over.

If you are looking for a very interesting couple of hours during the Poetry Festival or indeed anytime a visit to the Banjo Paterson…more than a Poet Museum in Yeoval - only 50 minutes from the heart of Orange and the centre of Banjo Paterson Country. Afternoon tea with fresh scones is available every day of the year and only $5 per head.



Banjo by George Lambert

NEW PROJECT ANNOUNCED AT THE POETS BRUNCH AND LUNCH    on Sunday 17th February.

Poetry lovers throughout Australia and especially the Yeoval Community are very proud of the poet Banjo Paterson who spent his childhood years in Yeoval on his father’s property Buckinbah. On Sunday 17th February at the very successful Poets Brunch and Lunch, it was announced that an appeal has been launched to provide funds for the construction of a 1½ life-size Bronze Sculpture of Yeoval’s most famous son Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson. The Sculpture is to be erected in the main street on public land becoming the property of all Australians. Details for donating towards this $110,000 are below with up to date news posted here and on Facebook every week.

Donations can be made at the Museum, chequse by post to 43 Forbes Street Yeoval or

Direct Deposit: Name: Mulga Bill Festival Inc Sculpture Appeal. BSB: 062573 Acc No: 10097470


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