Waltzing Matilda With “Andy”

When visiting the Banjo Paterson…more than a Poet Museum, it’s a must to cross the road to the Banjo Paterson Bush Park and the Giant Banjo Paterson Hat opposite. Donated to the Yeoval community by past Orange Deputy Mayor, Chris Gryllis, it is lifted up on pole supports with a picnic table beneath where you can sit and have your photo taken with ANDY the swagman who sits there every day awaiting visitors for photos.

ANDY was created by the Borenore Men’s Shed and donated to Yeoval for photo shoots. He took his name from the traditional Banjo Paterson song Waltzing Matilda. “Andy sang as he watched, Andy waited till his billy boiled”. He now sits in a comfortable wheelchair – making moving him across the road and back of an evening very easy.

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