Clancy Of The Overflow Essay

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‘Clancy of the overflow’ by Banjo Patterson is a poem which connotes the views and values of the urban areas of Australia and the Australian Bush. The poem is set in the past, it was published in 1889. The poem is about a person imagining in his office about Clancy having a great life in Northern Sydney. Obliquely, Banjo Patterson talks about the different types of personalities people have, beauty of nature and mankind. In the poem ‘Clancy of the overflow’ the poet attempts to make the reader visualise how ideal the Australian bush is and the urban lifestyle and areas of Australia are too compact.

Banjo Patterson dislikes the urban lifestyle and area. The poet emphasises multiple times about being against urban life. ‘With their eager

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