Jack Rileys Grave ( Man From Snowy River) - VIC

  Cemetery,Grave Site


DEG: -36.202969 147.898056
DMS: 36º 12' 10.69" S 147º 53' 53" E
UTM: 55 H 5993165mN 580733mE
Altitude: 345.17m


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Parish Ln
Corryong VIC 3707
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The headstone over the grave commemorates Jack Riley, known as the "Man from Snowy River," who died in 1914.

Jack Riley was born in Castlebar, Ireland. He migrated to Australia in 1851 and went to live in Omeo. He opened a tailoring business and then worked as a stockman at Monaro where he aquired a reputation for his horse handling. In 1884 he became manager of "Tom Groggin" where he ran 20,000 acres.

In 1890 Banjo Paterson, the poet, stayed a night at Jack Riley`s hut. Riley told the tale of one of his exploits about chasing a herd of wild horses, and from this Banjo Paterson wrote his poem "The Man From Snowy River". In 1914 Jack Riley died on the 15th of July, after suffering from heart problems. They buried him the next day at the Corryong cemetery. In 1956 a rough granite head stone was erected by Tom Mitchell in memory for him.
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Closest Weather Station

Khancoban at 25/03:30pm EST
Distance from Jack Rileys Grave ( Man From Snowy River) 21.95km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Khancoban Aws
Distance from Jack Rileys Grave ( Man From Snowy River) 21.95km E
Mean Max. °C31.930.726.921.616.112.311.613.717.120.625.228.1
Mean Min. °C13.513.610.
Mean Rain mm40.170.964.247.757.190.285.5110.189.871.791.672.4

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