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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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''Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?'

Everyone knows the words.

Many people know that the Australian poet 'Banjo' Paterson wrote them.

But how may people know the origin of the tune?

In 1895 a young woman named Christina Macpherson sat down and played a marching tune she'd heard. 'Banjo' Paterson, who was visiting Christina's brother, liked it and wrote the words of a song to it. That song was 'Waltzing Matilda'. 'Banjo' became famous, and so did 'Waltzing Matilda'.

But Christina's part in the song's creation was forgotten and she disappeared from history until the 1970s.

Come a-waltzing with Christina now and discover her story - beginning in the first year of her life, when she encountered the ruthless bushranger Dan Morgan...' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Launched at South Yarra Library, Melbourne, Victoria, 29 March 2011 by Ted Baillieu.
  • Dedication:
    • For the late Diana Baillieu, great-niece of Christina Macpherson and generous contributor to this book. - E. W.
    • For the universe and all of your marvellous little adventures within it. - E. B.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carindale, Camp Hill - Carina area, Brisbane - South East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Interactive Publications , 2011 .
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      Extent: 29p.
      Description: illus., facsims, map, music, ports
      Note/s:
      • Also available as an ebook at the publisher website: http://www.ipoz.biz/Store/Kidz.htm
      ISBN: 9781921479878 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Christina Waltzes Back into History Reid Sexton , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 March 2011; (p. 2)
The Woman of Note behind Matilda Hannah Lawrence , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 29 March 2011; (p. 27)
Untitled Margaret Robson Kett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 26 no. 3 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Christina's Matilda Edel Wignell 2011 single work biography
Christina's Matilda : A Waltz of Discovery Edel Wignell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 19 no. 1 2011; (p. 11)
Waltzing Matilda x 2 Kevin Brophy , David Murphy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 11)

— Review of Christina's Matilda Edel Wignell 2011 single work biography ; A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French 2010 single work novel
Christina’s Matilda by Edel Wignell Margaret Warner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2011;

— Review of Christina's Matilda Edel Wignell 2011 single work biography
Untitled Margaret Robson Kett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 26 no. 3 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Christina's Matilda Edel Wignell 2011 single work biography
Waltzing Matilda x 2 Kevin Brophy , David Murphy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 11)

— Review of Christina's Matilda Edel Wignell 2011 single work biography ; A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French 2010 single work novel
Christina’s Matilda by Edel Wignell Margaret Warner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2011;

— Review of Christina's Matilda Edel Wignell 2011 single work biography
Christina Waltzes Back into History Reid Sexton , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 March 2011; (p. 2)
The Woman of Note behind Matilda Hannah Lawrence , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 29 March 2011; (p. 27)
Christina's Matilda : A Waltz of Discovery Edel Wignell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 19 no. 1 2011; (p. 11)
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