Tuesday, February 27, 2024


If you asked any Australian about me,
They’d explain my life true to a point
Though researching it in its entirety,
Bringing life aspects conjoint.

Growing up with a Governess at home,
Early education off and running,
Like colourful horses at polo events,
I always found that experience stunning.

It took some practice until I could ride,
Which led to the end of home schooling,
Potential to have a well-earned break,
Off to bush school now, who am I fooling.

I suppose the question most people might ask
Is how I appointed my nickname?
It’s from my favourite horse of course,
Both named “Banjo” one and the same.

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Volunteers’ News – February 2024

Welcome back to another year of the South Sydney Herald, still being published in our 23rd year, thanks to your support and readership.

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