Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Dog on Tuckerbox

 


Hello Tuesday I am writing from a booklet I found amongst mum's stuff. It is about the “dog on the tuckerbox”, have you heard of him or visited like I have done.


Much has been written and various stories told of the origin of this famous pioneers monument “The Dog On The Tuckerbox”, which is situated about 8 kilometres or 5 miles north from Gundagai on the Hume Highway. Nevertheless many do not know the correct story of the dog, or numerous happenings which finally led to the erection of the monument and its unveiling by the Prime Minister.


The true story is unique and the booklet I am using has facts of the famous dog, its creator, how it became famous and finally how the decision was made to erect a monument.


The people of Gundagai felt that symbolic of the pioneers was the faithful dog and the tuckerbox were indispensable to the historic band who opened up this vast country.


When the monument was unveiled on the 28th November 1932 by the late J A Lyons, more than 3,000 people witnessed the ceremony.


Since the booklet is 8 pages long I will spread the story over a few weeks.

7 comments:

Margaret D said...

Good story of the Dog on the Tucker Box, last time we were there some vandals had knocked that dog of his box mind you...now repaired.

Rosie said...

Every time we go there I always take a photo, its a good story too.

Kea said...

I've never heard of this, no surprise given I'm in Canada. I even had to Google what a tuckerbox was. LOL. Tucker as in food! I get it now. :-)

Nancy Chan said...

This is new to me. Very interesting. Looking forward to the next post.

CWMartin said...

So ready to learn!

Debby said...

I'm looking forward to learning about something I never heard of.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret D.....Vandals suck

Rosie.......That it is

Kea......I am here to enlighten

nancy.........I am pleased

Chris...Good

Debby......I am glad

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