Binalong is one of many bush towns which claim a close association with Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson. The record shows that The Banjo spent part of his childhood in this Riverina Highlands regional town and rode a pony to the local Binalong School.
There is nothing in Paterson’s later writings to suggest that he might have dreamt of the colt from old Regret while riding to and from school, but he did describe the landscape of his childhood as 'country rough and ridgy'.
Whatever the significance of the Banjo Paterson links to the old wool and cereal centre on the Griffin Way, the modern town celebrates horse-power of a more dynamic kind through the Binalong Motor Museum.
Binalong prospered as a staging post for miners on their way to the Lambing Flat gold fields in an era that has bequeathed some fine heritage buildings to the town.
Binalong's location on the Burley Griffin Way leaves Yass and Canberra well within day-tripping distance.