Girish Mahajan

The Overflow of Clancy

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Written  1892
Country  Australia
First published in  The Bulletin
Language  English
Publication date  20 August 1892 (1892-08-20)
Read online  "The Overflow of Clancy" at Wikisource

The Overflow of Clancy is a poem written by Herbert Humphrey Cripps Clark under the pseudonym "H.H.C.C". It was first published in The Bulletin magazine on 20 August 1892 as part of the Bulletin Debate, a series of poems by Lawson, Paterson, and others, about the true nature of life in the Australian bush.

Colin Roderick, in his biography Banjo Paterson: Poet by Accident (1993), states on page 76 that he believes the poem was written by Henry Lawson.

The poem is a parody of Paterson's Clancy of the Overflow.

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The Overflow of Clancy Wikipedia


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