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The greatest story ever told, as Banjo Paterson might have told it

Will Mackerras is a storyteller and poet — the Ridley poet-in-residence, really!

In 2010, his love of Australian bush poetry led him to recast a series of Bible stories in a traditional Aussie form.

The results are brilliant. Some pieces are thoroughly chuckle-inducing, like The Man From Ironbark, while the sustained gospel tale of The Man From Snowy River is especially moving.

Like any poetry, it should be read aloud.

Find it all at The Banjo Bible. I’m hoping he’ll also upload some of his short stories!

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