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Complete Poems

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Banjo Paterson is one of Australia’s best-loved poets and his verse is among Australia’s enduring traditions. This complete collection of verse shows the bush balladeer at his very best with favorites such as "A Bush Christening," "The Man from Ironbark," "Clancy of the Overflow," and the immortal "The Man from Snowy River."

A.B. Banjo Paterson was born in Australia in 1864

Paperback, A&R Classics, 480 pages
Published November 12th 2001 by HarperCollins - AU (first published 2001)
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Sep 06, 2008 Priya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: poetry fans, neo-colonialists, explorers
I first read Banjo Paterson's work as part of an undergrad class. Re-reading this, especially on my travels through the (US) Southwest, makes me realise how similar Australia and the United States were (are?) in their imaginations about the country and about the wonders of what the writers/poets saw.
Paterson's love of the land and its people come across pretty clearly while, at the same time, the indigenous people who occupied much of the land he's writing about are either the "strong, noble" t
Feb 05, 2013 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Aussie lawyer and solicitor turned poet who left the big city life for the outback. Andrew Paterson wrote in an easy style that ranges from the humorous to the sad. Some of his more memorial poems are "Waltzing Matilda" and "the Man from Snowy River." One of my favorites is "An Evening in Dandaloo." About some out bakers who got bamboozled out of their cash by some city slickers, then hear that revenge lies at the local saloon. When they arrive at the bar, the lanterns are blown out so the local ...more
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"And the bush hath friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wond'rous glory of the everlasting stars."
May 08, 2008 Antony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the Best poets ever. Also what Australians would call a mans man.
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the quintessential Australian poet. . .
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Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson (1864-1941). Poet, ballad writer, journalist and horseman.

A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson, known as Barty to his family, was born Andrew Barton Paterson at Narrambla, near Orange on 17 February 1864. His parents, Andrew Bogle and Rose Isabella Paterson were graziers on Illalong station in the Yass district.

Paterson's early education took place at home under a governess and th
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