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Feb 21, 2007 - The Man from Snowy River

It was my favorite movie as kid and in the years since, I have become familiar with the poem that inspired it and its author, Banjo Paterson, Australia's famous poet (who also wrote "Waltzing Matilda"). According to legend, the man who provided the story for "The Man From Snowy River" was a cowboy named Jack Riley, an Irish immigrant to Australia, who came to the country as a tailor but soon found work and a way of life as an Australian cowboy near Mt. Kosciusko. Banjo was taking a trip around the countryside and found himself sitting...

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