Dog on the Tucker Box
A town hailed in verse around the world
by the likes of Banjo Paterson (The Road to Gundagai). Jack O'Hagan
after hearing this poem penned the song "Along the Road to Gundagai"
which became an international hit and the opening tune to the hit
show "Dad & Dave". The town has been described and written about by
famous writers and poets all over the world many of whom have never
even been to Gundagai.
Many of the streets in the town pay homage
to literary greats such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Sheridan, Pope,
Byron and Punch.
Sited at the foot of Mt Parnassus 390km south
west of Sydney on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River this small
town has cemented its position into Australian Folklore with the
story telling of the "The Dog on the Tuckerbox" a ditty first
published in the Gundagai Times. It became so popular that in 1932 a
bronze sculpture of the dog on the tuckerbox was crafted by Frank
Rusconi and unveiled by the then Prime Minister Joe Lyons.
the town continues on much as it always has. The area is rich in
Bushranging history, museums and story telling. The main industries
in the area are still sheep and cattle, wheat, maize and other
grains are becoming popular.
Check out some of the listed travel guide
attractions and visit the local tourist centre for additional information.