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...more
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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...more
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."
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...more