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GUNDAGAI is a classic Australian country town located on the Murrumbidgee River between Sydney and Melbourne. It would have to be one of the most picturesque areas of the Riverina .
Although a small town, Gundagai is a popular topic for writers, including writers of poems and songs, and has become the representation of the typical Australian country town. Gundagai also has a long and strong oral tradition or folklore related to both Aboriginal and European events, as the location was an important gathering place and river crossing for teamsters (“bullockies”), bush travellers, swagmen, shearers and drovers.
The Statue of the Dog on the Tuckerbox at Snake Gully, is 8kms from Gundagai. Jack O’Hagan’s song ‘Where the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox, ‘Along The Road To Gundagai’, ‘Snake Gully Swagger’, and ‘When a Boy from Alabama Meets a Girl from Gundagai,’
Other references in literature include Banjo Paterson’s ‘The Road to Gundagai,’ and the traditional ballad ‘Flash Jack from Gundagai’.