Inspiring song, festivals and lore, the Dog on the Tuckerbox has been a descriptor of the condition of life in Australia for early settlers. Hard work and misfortune were very much a part of life then, yet a sense of humour prevailed.
The monument is located at Snake Gully, some eight kilometres from the town of Gundagai on the Hume Highway, the classic route from Sydney to Melbourne, not far from the border of NSW.
There is an annual event celebrating the moment the dog sat on the Tuckerbox held in November, I’ll leave you to discover why.
I was never told, people always assumed I knew, so why should I tell you? Find out more at the Dog on the Tuckerbox site.
See the touring map between Sydney and Melbourne - route 31 South East Australia Touring Map.
You can find luxury stay hotels to quality budget accommodation in Victoria all the way to Melbourne from Sydney. Stop off in Canberra or Victoria High Country along the way.
Main Photo: Sydney to Melbourne Route - Snake Creek, Gundagai - The Dog on the Tuckerbox
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Photo: Bullock Wagon used to pull heavy loads