Chapter and verse on Banjo’s birth

EVER wanted to know the real facts about where Banjo Paterson was born?
The real history behind Orange, and Australia’s, most loved bush poet is contained within a newly released booklet Banjo Paterson and his Birthplace “Narrambla”, Orange.

Banjo fact: Banjo Paterson was known as “Barty” to his family and friends. He adopted the pen name “The Banjo” during his days of writing for the Bulletin in the 1890s.


Produced by the Rotary Club of Orange co-author Malcolm Campbell said the collaborative work will give you answers.
“It discusses the birthplace and the booklet comes up with a list of conclusions,” he said.
“It more of less clears up his birthplace, where it is and what happened at that time.”
Mr Campbell said the booklet’s 30 authors discuss what evidence is still in place to confirm where the famous bush poet was born.
The story of Banjo is not the only one told in the booklet, it also discusses other people of note from Orange including William Astill, Arthur Templer and Simeon Lord.
“It’s the story of people in Orange in the olden days,” Mr Campbell said.
“It tells the story of the families of Narrambla ... a number of families are still around Orange.”
The booklet is available to view at Orange City Library or purchase through Orange Visitor Information Centre for $3.
nadine.morton@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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