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Great Australian Speeches

Banjo Paterson's The Man From Snowy River

Read by Mark Coles Smith

Mark Coles Smith recites Australian poet Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River.

The Man from Snowy River is a poem by Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson.

First published in Australian news magazine, The Bulletin, on 26 April 1890, the poem was written at a time when Australia was developing a distinct identity as a nation.

The location of the ride fictionalised in the poem was in the region of today's Burrinjuck Dam, north-west of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory. Paterson had helped round up brumbies as a child and later owned property in this region.

In this MTC Audio Lab episode, Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River is read by Mark Coles Smith.

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Published on 17 July 2020

MTC Audio Lab: Great Australian Speeches