Looking for Clancy
By Robert Ingpen
In 1889, Australia’s finest bush poet Banjo Paterson, published his ballad Clancy of the Overflow. In creating the now-legendary free-spirited stockman, Paterson summed up the essence of the Australian outback.
To mark the 125th birthday of Banjo Paterson, award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has journeyed into the Australian outback, exploring the myth that is Clancy, to find out what made him such an enduring figure in Australian folklore. Ingpen’s stunning illustrations are complemented in the book by images from the National Library of Australia’s collection.
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