The Bush Christening, a poem by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
Outback with Backout - Another Bush Christening!
"The fact that we are only less than an hour's drive from Michael Magee's shanty, where Banjo Paterson wrote the Bush Christening - there is history, it is unique."
His favourites were The Bush Christening, The Man from Snowy
With a palpable sense of history, little change has occurred in Isisford since explorer Major Mitchell pulled up on the banks of the Barcoo River in 1846, near where Isisford was settled in the mid 1800s; and where Banjo Patterson drew inspiration for many of his works including the Bush Christening and Clancy of the Overflow. With a population of 130, most people in town work in the cattle or sheep industry, run a business, work for the council or are professional roo shooters.
Binalong was the setting for Banjo Patterson’s famous poem The Bush Christening. The tradition continues today with this historic village host to the NSW Bush Poetry championships in September biennially.