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  • Author: The Banjo http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1888 1888
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Originally published under the pseudonym 'The Banjo'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin (Xmas edition) vol. 9 no. 462 22 December 1888 Z588301 1888 periodical issue 1888 pg. 13
    Note: By 'The Banjo'.
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    y A Golden Shanty : Australian Stories and Sketches in Prose and Verse Sydney : Bulletin , 1890 Z465716 1890 anthology poetry short story prose Sydney : Bulletin , 1890 pg. 89-95
    Note: By 'The Banjo'.
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    y The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Young J. Pentland , 1895 Z122819 1895 selected work poetry Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Young J. Pentland , 1895 pg. 10-19
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    y The Collected Verse of A. B. Paterson : Containing 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Rio Grande' and 'Saltbush Bill, J. P.' A. B. Paterson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1921 Z185994 1921 collected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 4-9
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    y Singer of the Bush, A. B. (Banjo) Paterson : Complete Works 1885-1900 A. B. Paterson , Rosamund Campbell , Philippa Harvie , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983 Z499636 1983 collected work short story poetry drama biography humour satire Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983 pg. 60-64
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    y The Banjo's Best-Loved Poems : Chosen by his Grand-Daughters A. B. Paterson , Rosamund Campbell , Philippa Harvie , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z571016 1985 selected work poetry Willoughby : Weldon Publishing , 1989 pg. 65-75
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    y A Vision Splendid : The Complete Poetry of A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson A. B. Paterson , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z266275 1990 selected work poetry drama satire humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 68-72
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    y A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson : Bush Ballads, Poems, Stories and Journalism A. B. Paterson , Clement Semmler (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z459901 1992 selected work short story poetry extract criticism prose biography humour war literature St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 253-258
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    y Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson , Richard Hall , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 Z467615 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography war literature humour satire St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 pg. 109-116
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    y The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson , Clement Semmler (editor), South Yarra : Viking O'Neil , 1992 Z506304 1992 collected work poetry satire humour Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 109-114
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    y An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 Z985597 2002 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 pg. 239-243
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    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

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    Sydney : 2004-
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    y Great Australian Racing Stories Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2005 Z1267919 2005 anthology poetry short story prose Sydney : ABC Books , 2005 pg. 55-61
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    y Banjo Paterson : The Man Who Wrote Waltzing Matilda Derek Parker , Warriewood : Woodslane Press , 2009 Z1647168 2009 single work biography ' A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson was not simply the author of the words of Waltzing Matilda, Australia's unofficial national anthem, and many other classic ballads such as The Man from Snowy River and Clancy of the Overflow. Though it is now almost forgotten, he was a first-rate war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. His dispatches from the Boer War are as vivid and exciting to read today as when they were frantically scribbled under the guns of Boer sharp-shooters, and delivered on daring rides from the front to the nearest telephone office. He was a friend of 'Breaker' Morant, whose notorious trial and execution was one of the sensations of that war. He was also an expert horseman, a man who knew everything there was to be known about horses and horse-racing, winning prizes at polo matches and race meetings. Returning from South Africa, The Banjo (as he always signed himself) worked for Sydney newspapers, and travelled to China and England (where he stayed with his friend, the poet Rudyard Kipling), and for a while led a relatively sedentary life as editor of the Sydney Evening News. At the outbreak of World War One, he failed to get accreditation as a war correspondent, and served as an ambulance driver in France, and finally to Egypt where he headed a team of rough-riders and trained horses. Major Paterson came back to Sydney to edit The Sportsman and the earliest collection of traditional bush songs, and to become a popular and well-known broadcaster in the early days of radio. By the time he died everyone in Australia knew the verses of Waltzing Matilda but scarcely anyone could have told you they had been written by 'Banjo' Paterson as he had sold the copyright outright for five pounds!' Source: Dust jacket. Warriewood : Woodslane Press , 2009 pg. 189-201

Works about this Work

Pardon's Cup David Boyd , 1998 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 November 1998; (p. 14)
Pardon's Cup David Boyd , 1998 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 November 1998; (p. 14)
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Subjects:
  • Turon National Park, Lithgow, Lithgow area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,
Settings:
  • Menindee, Far West NSW, New South Wales,
  • Bush,
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