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Jack Riley
Bushman
? - 15th July 1914

 

Jack Riley arrived in Sydney in 1851, having migrated from Castlebar, County Mayo in Ireland. He went to Omeo in the high country of Victoria to live with and support his widowed sister. He set up a tailoring business in Day Street, but when his sister remarried he was able to pursue the life of a gold digger, bushman and stockman.

Grave of Jack Riley - the "Man from Snowy River"
Jack Riley's grave at Corryong

In Memory of
THE MAN FROM
SNOWY RIVER
JACK RILEY
BURIED HERE
16TH JULY 1914

Some forthcoming events:

The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival
Inspired by Banjo Paterson's famous poem The Man from Snowy River, this festival features a street parade, craft and trade markets, concert, performances, exhibitions, food and a Jack Riley's Ride celebrating Jack Riley, claimed to be the original Man from Snowy River.


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