y The Man from Snowy River single work   poetry   "There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around"
  • Author: A. B. Paterson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1890 1890
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Adaptations

form y The Man from Snowy River Beaumont Smith , Australia : Beaumont Smith's Productions , 1920 7694641 1920 single work film/TV

A film version of Banjo Paterson's poem, adapted freely by Beaumont Smith and drawing in characters from other Paterson works, including Kitty Carewe and Saltbush Bill.

form y The Man from Snowy River Fred Cullen , John Dixon , Australia : Cambridge Productions , 1982 Z920729 1982 single work film/TV

Based on A. B. (Banjo) Paterson's classic poem, The Man from Snowy River is a coming-of-age story set in the Snowy River highlands of Northern Victoria and southern NSW in about 1880. Young stockman Jim Craig has lived his first eighteen years in the mountains.The death of his father forces him to leave the family property and go to the low lands to earn enough money to get it back in operation. He finds work on the property of the wealthy Mr Harrison, but when a valuable colt runs off to join a mob of brumbies in the highlands, he is forced to get it back and hopefully clear his name. Harrison offers a reward, which brings to the hunt dozens of the best horsemen in the district (including Clancy of the Overflow). Unimpressed by Jim's undersized mountain horse, Harrison and the other stockmen suggest that he stay behind. Jim uses his knowledge of the mountains and his horse's experience to track the colt down and bring it home. He doesn't ride so much for the reward, however, as to prove his worth to Harrison's headstrong daughter Jessica.

The narrative's sub-plot sees Jim and Jessica caught in the middle of a twenty-year-old feud between Harrison and his twin brother, Spur (who was also Jim's father's best friend and Jessica's now-dead mother's former true love).

Notes

  • Adapted for the 2002 arena theatre production written and directed by David Atkins and Ignatius Jones.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 11 no. 532 26 April 1890 Z602653 1890 periodical issue 1890 pg. 13
  • Appears in:
    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. 3-9
  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 14 December 1901 Z1274853 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 21 Section: Christmas Supplement
    Note: Extract only.
  • Appears in:
    y Selections from the Australian Poets Bertram Stevens (editor), George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1913 Z521150 1913 anthology poetry Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing , 1925 pg. 189-195
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Seventh Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1930 Z1427642 1930 anthology poetry children's fiction extract prose drama essay Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1940 pg. 117-121
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 71 no. 3651 1 February 1950 Z593035 1950 periodical issue 1950 pg. 22
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Verse George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 6472657 1952 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 pg. 298-300
  • Appears in:
    y New Land, New Language : An Anthology of Australian Verse Judith Wright , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1957 Z560909 1957 anthology poetry

    'Poetry in themes - Pioneering - Convicts and bushrangers - Birds and animals - Towns and people - War - Youth - Time and eternity - Thought and personality.' (Source: WorldCat website)

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1957
    pg. 14-18
  • Appears in:
    y Favourite Australian Poems Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z337064 1963 anthology poetry humour Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 pg. 141-144
  • Appears in:
    y From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z407973 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 98-102
  • Appears in:
    y Songs for All Seasons : 100 Poems for Young People Rosemary Dobson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z473676 1967 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 13-17
    • Brisbane, Queensland,: Jacaranda Press , 1967 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Limited edition info: This edition is limited to 2,000 copies. Each is numbered and signed by the artist
      Description: col. illus.
  • Appears in:
    y Banjo Paterson's Horses : The Man from Snowy River, Father Riley's Horse, Story of Mongrel Grey A. B. Paterson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970 Z847124 1970 selected work poetry children's Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 Z334403 1972 anthology poetry Selection of works by Australian poets from Charles Harpur (1813-1868) to Charles Buckmaster (b. 1951). Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 pg. 78-82
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poems in Perspective : A Collection of Poems and Critical Commentaries P. K. Elkin (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 Z365352 1978 anthology poetry criticism biography St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 pg. 2-4
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 101 no. 5196 29 January 1980 Z590843 1980 periodical issue 1980 pg. 247-248
  • Appears in:
    y Banjo Paterson's Horses : The Man from Snowy River, Father Riley's Horse, Story of Mongrel Grey A. B. Paterson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970 Z847124 1970 selected work poetry children's Banjo's Bush Ballads Sydney London : Angus and Robertson , 1980
  • Appears in:
    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 67-70
  • Appears in:
    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. 1-3
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Colonial Poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 Z363730 1982 anthology poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 pg. 245-247
  • Appears in:
    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. 112-114
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 41-43
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 34-37
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Lansdowne , 1984 .
      Extent: 48p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publisher's note: The paintings by Robert Lovett reproduced in this book were inspired by 'The Man from Snowy River' and by the film based on the poem. They were presented to the public by Jack Thompson, of behalf of Geo. Styles Gallery, at an exhibition in February 1982, at the Sydney Opera House. Such was the response that all were sold on that same evening. (T.p. verso.)
      ISBN: 0701818034
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 271-273
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 34-37
  • Appears in:
    y A Collection of Australian Bush Verse Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989 Z91384 1989 anthology poetry Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989 pg. 44-45
  • Appears in:
    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. 10-15
  • Appears in:
    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. 53-55
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Bush Verse G. A. Wilkes (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z61919 1991 anthology poetry humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 36-40
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems : A. B. Paterson A. B. Paterson , Les Murray , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z414462 1992 selected work poetry humour satire Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 pg. 2-5
  • Appears in:
    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. 6-9
  • Appears in:
    y The Advertiser 27 January 1992 Z602853 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 25
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads [1993] Elizabeth Webby (editor), Philip Butterss (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 Z136407 1993 anthology poetry humour satire Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 218-222
  • Appears in:
    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. 42-46
  • Appears in:
    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. 220-225
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: D. J. Harwood and Associates , 1993 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Limited edition info: Limited ed. of 100 signed and numbered copies.
      Note/s:
      • Calligrapher, design, illustration by Dave Wood.
      • Printed on one continuous sheet, folded, and inserted between bushboy boards, with leather ties.
      ISBN: 0646113844
  • Appears in:
    y The Age 16 October 1995 Z602855 1995 newspaper issue 1995 pg. 2 Section: Centenary of a Legend
  • Appears in:
    y The Australian 17 October 1995 Z602857 1995 newspaper issue 1995 pg. 15
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Literature Hoju munhak chonjip Ch'oe Chin-yong (editor), Cynthia Van Den Driesen (editor), Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 Z994880 1995 anthology poetry short story Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 pg. 39-42
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996 pg. 41-43
  • Appears in:
    y The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English John Thieme (editor), London : Arnold , 1996 Z818232 1996 selected work extract poetry short story London : Arnold , 1996 pg. 158-162
    • Batemans Bay area, Far South Coast, South Coast, New South Wales,: Dave Wood , 1997 .
      Extent: 3 broadsidesp.
      Limited edition info: Limited ed. of 99 numbered copies signed by the calligrapher
      Note/s:
      • An excerpt from the poem. Three pieces form a triptych with the centre piece being of narrower width, 24 cm., than the outside ones yet all are the same length. Gilded in 23ct gold.
      • Calligraphy and art work by Dave Wood
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 318-320
  • Appears in:
    y Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 Z1266972 2004 anthology poetry Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 pg. 29-32
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-
  • Appears in:
    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Kathrine Bell (editor), Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 Z1472336 2007 anthology poetry Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 pg. 59-61
  • Appears in:
    y The Book of Australian Popular Rhymed Verse : A Classic Collection of Entertaining and Recitable Poems and Verse : From Henry Lawson to Barry Humphries Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2008 Z1495972 2008 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2008 pg. 109-111
  • Appears in:
    y The Bush Poems of A. B. (Banjo) Paterson A. B. Paterson , Jack Thompson , Coogee : FinePoets , 2008 Z1546816 2008 selected work poetry Coogee : FinePoets , 2008
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 246-249
  • Appears in:
    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. 206-214
  • Appears in:
    y 60 Classic Australian Poems for Children Chris Cheng (editor), Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009 Z1656747 2009 anthology poetry children's

    'The 60 poems in this collection appear in their original, or near original, form and are wide-ranging in their subject matter: animals, the countryside, the struggle of bush life, early transport, sport, growing old, being young and having fun with words! But whether they are humorous, serious or playful, they are simply a joy to read!

    'No matter if we grew up reciting these classic poems at school, quote from them on important occasions or are meeting them for the first time, there is no doubt that these classic poems embody what it is to be Australian.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 374-376
  • Appears in:
    y Jack Thompson: Live at the Gearin Hotel Jack Thompson , Coogee : FinePoets , 2011 Z1800406 2011 anthology poetry Coogee : FinePoets , 2011
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 94-96
  • Appears in:
    y The Man from Snowy River and Other Poems A. B. Paterson , Sydney : W. H. Honey , Z1466519 selected work poetry Sydney : W. H. Honey , pg. 1-8

Works about this Work

y Meet... Banjo Paterson Kristin Weidenbach , James Gulliver Hancock (illustrator), North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2015 8097610 2015 single work biography picture book

'A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the bush poet Banjo Paterson.

'Banjo Paterson is one of Australia's most loved poets. This is the story of how he came to write his legendary ballads ‘The Man from Snowy River' and ‘Waltzing Matilda'.' (Publication summary)

26 Aussie Books You Must Read Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 January 2015; (p. 18-19)
'With Australia Day upons us...26 great Australian Books that have helped shape and define our nation...'
Hellbound for Snowy River Peter Kirkpatrick , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 73 no. 2 2014; (p. 32-41)
A Rocky, Downward Slide : Horse Stories Angela Jones , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 484-490)
y Searching for the Man from Snowy River W. F. Refshauge , Melbourne - North : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2012 Z1924643 2012 single work criticism 'The Man from Snowy River appeared in Paterson's first book of verse. It was an immediate success and has remained popular ever since. But did Paterson have anyone in mind when he crafted the Australian classic - was there really a Man from Snowy River? Searching for The Man investigates all candidates for The Man, looking at the evidence - the poem, the location, and other clear criteria - and yields only one possible figure. So, who was The Man from Snowy River?' (Publisher's blurb)
An Unpublished Dictionary of Australian English Judith Robertson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , April vol. 20 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-3)
Cracks in the Fray : Re-reading ‘The Man From Snowy River’ David Brooks , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jacket , Early no. 39 2010;
Morphological Essence : Measurement Inexact, Yet Not Imprecise Stuart Grant , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 223-235)
Manuscript of the Man from Snowy River 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: ONE Hundred : A Tribute to the Mitchell Library 2010; (p. 66-67)
Amos and the Man Granville Allen Mawer , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 80 2010; (p. 24-31)
Man from Snowy River a Tough Challenge John Thistleton , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 April 2009; (p. 2)
The townsfolk of Corryong in Victoria claim that one of their own, stockman Jack Riley, was the inspiration for Paterson's poem The Man from Snowy River.
A Mob of Recalcitrant Mountain-Men Looking for a Horse Randall Longmire , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: Wet Ink , December no. 17 2009; (p. 7-10)
A.B. Paterson Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
'The Man from Snowy River' : A B 'Banjo' Paterson (1864-1941) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 47-52)
No Reason Not to Buy Rhyme Mike Carlton , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 June 2006; (p. 28)
Mike Carlton uses the opening lines of 'The Man from Snowy River' as a the base for a lyric more representative of 'the modern era of global competition for capital'.
Untitled Tim Metcalf , 2006 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 13 no. 4 2006; (p. 4)
'They Will Have to Come Sooner or Later if You Stick At 'Em : Horse Breaking As Metaphor in Australian Cultural Discourse Karen Welberry , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 226-234)
Contends that 'horse breaking' has been used in Australian literature as a euphamism and 'justification' for Aboriginal-white conflict and dispossession of Aboriginal land.
Wild Horses and Wild Mountains in the Australian Cultural Imaginary Karen Welberry , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: PAN , no. 3 2005; (p. 22-30)
'It takes as its focus one of the most recent textualisations of the brumby: In Search of a Wild Brumby by Michael Keenan. This non-fiction/autobiographical work was marketed in 2002 as a 'Recommended Read' for the 'Year of the Outback'. Although widely publicised on ABC Radio National, the book staked no claim for serious literary status. On the contrary, the text was firmly aimed at the general public, linked to various websites about brumbies and enthusiastically received in the regional press. It has prompted no critical articles to date in the cultural studies journals. Far from discouraging rigorous scrutiny, I would argue that this is exactly why the present analysis is warranted. Of all the stories that could get told about horses in Australia, Keenan's is the kind of story that does get told: and this is the forum it gets told in. The significance of the text lies as much in its pre-eminence and uncritical acceptance in an empty field as in its own conclusions.' (From author's introduction)
Historian Dusts Off Old Books to Put Colour Back into Australia's Past Robert Messenger , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 December 2002; (p. 2-3)
Just Can't Get Enough of The Man Anthony Dennis , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 June 2002;
Booknotes S. M. Stewart , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 69 1985; (p. 40)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River A. B. Paterson 1890 single work poetry
Historian Dusts Off Old Books to Put Colour Back into Australia's Past Robert Messenger , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 December 2002; (p. 2-3)
That Snowy River Man Again 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 37 1995; (p. 40)
'They Will Have to Come Sooner or Later if You Stick At 'Em : Horse Breaking As Metaphor in Australian Cultural Discourse Karen Welberry , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 226-234)
Contends that 'horse breaking' has been used in Australian literature as a euphamism and 'justification' for Aboriginal-white conflict and dispossession of Aboriginal land.
y 'Clancy' and 'The Man from Snowy River' : Who Were They? : Definitive Traces after a Century Richard Magoffin , Kyuna : Kyuna Expo Publishers , 2000 Z1251768 2000 single work criticism
No Reason Not to Buy Rhyme Mike Carlton , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 June 2006; (p. 28)
Mike Carlton uses the opening lines of 'The Man from Snowy River' as a the base for a lyric more representative of 'the modern era of global competition for capital'.
Untitled Tim Metcalf , 2006 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 13 no. 4 2006; (p. 4)
'The Man from Snowy River' : A B 'Banjo' Paterson (1864-1941) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 47-52)
Where Some White Men Lie i "Out there the Snowy Waters flow,", The Goldfields Poet , 1905 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Sun (Kalgoorlie) , 1 January 1905;
Man from Snowy River a Tough Challenge John Thistleton , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 April 2009; (p. 2)
The townsfolk of Corryong in Victoria claim that one of their own, stockman Jack Riley, was the inspiration for Paterson's poem The Man from Snowy River.
A.B. Paterson Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
Brumbies 1977-1996 single work prose
— Appears in: The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1996; (p. 170-2)
A group of station hands had long been trying to round up a mob of brumbies without any success. An elderly Aboriginal station hand, Dunrovin, is sent out on an old horse to round up the milking cows. To everybody's astonishment, they find he has also gently and quietly yarded the brumbies.
A Mob of Recalcitrant Mountain-Men Looking for a Horse Randall Longmire , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: Wet Ink , December no. 17 2009; (p. 7-10)
Cracks in the Fray : Re-reading ‘The Man From Snowy River’ David Brooks , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jacket , Early no. 39 2010;
Morphological Essence : Measurement Inexact, Yet Not Imprecise Stuart Grant , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 223-235)
Manuscript of the Man from Snowy River 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: ONE Hundred : A Tribute to the Mitchell Library 2010; (p. 66-67)
Wild Horses and Wild Mountains in the Australian Cultural Imaginary Karen Welberry , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: PAN , no. 3 2005; (p. 22-30)
'It takes as its focus one of the most recent textualisations of the brumby: In Search of a Wild Brumby by Michael Keenan. This non-fiction/autobiographical work was marketed in 2002 as a 'Recommended Read' for the 'Year of the Outback'. Although widely publicised on ABC Radio National, the book staked no claim for serious literary status. On the contrary, the text was firmly aimed at the general public, linked to various websites about brumbies and enthusiastically received in the regional press. It has prompted no critical articles to date in the cultural studies journals. Far from discouraging rigorous scrutiny, I would argue that this is exactly why the present analysis is warranted. Of all the stories that could get told about horses in Australia, Keenan's is the kind of story that does get told: and this is the forum it gets told in. The significance of the text lies as much in its pre-eminence and uncritical acceptance in an empty field as in its own conclusions.' (From author's introduction)
Amos and the Man Granville Allen Mawer , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 80 2010; (p. 24-31)
y Searching for the Man from Snowy River W. F. Refshauge , Melbourne - North : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2012 Z1924643 2012 single work criticism 'The Man from Snowy River appeared in Paterson's first book of verse. It was an immediate success and has remained popular ever since. But did Paterson have anyone in mind when he crafted the Australian classic - was there really a Man from Snowy River? Searching for The Man investigates all candidates for The Man, looking at the evidence - the poem, the location, and other clear criteria - and yields only one possible figure. So, who was The Man from Snowy River?' (Publisher's blurb)
So Who was `The Man'? Phillip Coorey , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 October 1995; (p. 10)
The Poem that Makes Australians Feel at Home Jonathan King , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 16 October 1995; (p. 4)
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