THE RYDGES POST
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away,
And had joined the wild bush horses - he was worth a thousand pound,
So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.
So begins Banjo Paterson’s wonderful poem about the pursuit to capture the horse. It was first published in The Bulletin on April 26, 1890. And, of course, the poem was the basis for the successful 1982 movie of the same name starring Tom Burlinson and Ingrid Thornton.
Banjo and the poem appear on our $10 note – it looks good graphically and the poem appears in full a few times in microtext as a security measure.
The spring and summer months in the mountains are great for exploring Man from Snowy River country and if you are staying at Rydges Horizons in Jindabyne, the Banjo Paterson Inn in town is handy for a drink, a game of pool or a meal.
And where around The Overflow the reed beds sweep and sway
To the breezes, and the rolling plains are wide,
The man from Snowy River is a household word today,
And the stockmen tell the story of his ride.