Special Sub-Topic: Clancy of the Overflow
|Which of these is the opening line to the poem?|
I had written him a letter.... "Clancy of the Overflow" was first published in the 'Bulletin' on December 21, 1889.
|Where did the person telling the story of Clancy first meet him?|
Down the Lachlan. The Lachlan River runs through central New South Wales, Australia.
|Clancy was in Victoria droving.|
f. He had gone to Queensland droving. His friends didn't know exactly where he was.
|What word is used to describe the sunlit plains?|
Splendid. Clancy of the Overflow is also mentioned in Banjo's famous poem, "The Man from Snowy River".
|Where is the story teller sitting during all this?|
Dingy office. "I am sitting in my dingy little office..."
|Instead of lowing cattle, what can the story teller hear?|
buses and trams. "The Overflow" is the name of the sheep station where the man telling the story first met Clancy.
|What sort of eyes do the hurrying people have?|
Eager. "With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy, for townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste."
|Whose language uninviting comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet?|
the gutter children. "And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting, comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet."
|Clancy would suit working in an office.|
f. In the movie, "The Man from Snowy River", Jack Thompson played Clancy.
|Is there a place named after Clancy's Overflow?|
y. Yes, out at Clifton grove, near the town of Orange in central NSW, Australia. The local water supply is provided by a lake. When the lake is full, it overflows. This is near the property where Banjo Paterson grew up.
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