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  • Author: A. B. Paterson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1895... 1895 The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney,: London,
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Angus and Robertson , Young J. Pentland , 1895 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Man from Snowy Riveri"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry (p. 3-9)
Old Pardon, the Son of Reprieve : A Racing Rhyme.i"You never heard tell of the story?", The Banjo , 1888 single work poetry humour (p. 10-19)
Clancy of the Overflowi"I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better", A. B. Paterson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 20-22)
Conroy's Gapi"This was the way of it, don't you know-", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry (p. 23-30)
Our New Horse : A Racing Rhymei"The boys had come back from the races", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry humour (p. 31-37)
An Idyll of Dandalooi"On Western plains, where shade is not,", A. B. Paterson , 1889 single work poetry humour (p. 38-42)
The Geebung Polo Clubi"It was somewhere up the country, in a land of rock and scrub,", A. B. Paterson , 1893 single work poetry humour (p. 43-46)
The Travelling Post Officei"The roving breezes come and go, the reed beds sweep and sway", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry humour (p. 47-49)
Saltbush Billi"Now this is the law of the Overland that all in the West obey,", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry

The character of "Saltbush Bill" is introduced in this poem as a drover of sheep along "the track of the Overland", who stretches the "the law of the Great Stock Routes" by allowing his sheep to make use of all the good grass they find. On the occasion described in the poem, Bill's sheep have spread across a squatter's property. A Jackaroo arrives and attempts to drive the sheep back into the accepted "space of the half-mile track". An argument and then fight ensues between Bill and the Jackaroo, and, while Bill concedes after a marathon fight, in the end he achieves his aim of finding his sheep a good feed.

(p. 50-55)
A Mountain Stationi"I bought a run a while ago,", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry humour (p. 56-58)
Been There Beforei"There came a stranger to Walgett town,", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 59-60)
The Man Who Was Awayi"The widow sought the lawyer's room with children three in tow,", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry (p. 61-63)
The Man from Ironbarki"It was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town,", A. B. Paterson , 1892 single work poetry humour (p. 64-68)
The Open Steeplechasei"I had ridden over hurdles up the country once or twice,", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry The Ace, from Snowy River (p. 69-74)
The Amateur Rideri"Him going to ride for us! Him - with the pants and the eyeglass and all", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry humour (p. 75-79)
On Kiley's Runi"The roving breezes come and go", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry (p. 80-85)
Frying Pan's Theologyi"SCENE: On Monaro.", A. B. Paterson , 1893 single work poetry humour (p. 86-87)
The Two Devinesi"It was shearing time at the Myall Lake,", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry (p. 88-90)
In the Droving Daysi""Only a pound," said the auctioneer,", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry (p. 91-95)
Losti"'He ought to be home,' said the old man, 'without there's something amiss.'", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 96-99)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney,: London,
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      Angus and Robertson ; Young J. Pentland ,
      1895 .
      Extent: 184p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Reprinted: 1895 November, December , 1896 January, April, June, October , 1897 May, October , 1898 January, August , 1899 , 1900 , 1902 30 September , 1902 1 November;from new type with slight corrections , 1904 22 December , 1906 23 February , 1906 19 June; from new type with slight corrections , 1908 17 October; from new type with slight corrections
      Note/s:
      • Preface by Rolf Boldrewood.
      • The Scots critic and journalist Andrew Lang notes this edition of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses in an article in the London Daily News that dealt with large paper copies and bibliophiles. Lang's article is mentioned in the Melbourne periodical Free-Lance 1.1 (1896): 10.
    • London,
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      England,
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      Young J. Pentland ,
      1896 .
      Extent: 184p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Reprinted: 1898 , 1899
    • London,
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      Macmillan ,
      1896 .
      Extent: xvi, 184 p.p.
      Reprinted: 1902
      Note/s:
      • Preface by Rolf Boldrewood.
    • Sydney,: Angus and Robertson , 1917 .
      Extent: 173, [2] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • With frontispiece and vignette by Norman Lindsay
      Series: y separately published work icon Pocket Editions for the Trenches Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1916-1918 Z1309361 1916 series - publisher

      Published by Angus and Robertson in during the First World War, these small-format editions (14.5cm X 11.5cm.) were designed to fit the tunic pockets of the Anzacs. Each volume was published with a full colour dustjacket, frontispiece and title page vignette. 'Into their presentation was poured much love and care and, despite the necessary wartime frugality which generally restricted the use of all but monotone printing, the work of three outstanding illustrators was commissioned to be reproduced in full colour. Most of those illustrated editions left the country never to return and so copies are ... rare... It is interesting to speculate the effect these illustrations may have had on the troops - Norman Lindsay's dusty droving and homestead scenes, Lionel Lindsay's magnificent wild brumbies and his grandfatherly Saltbush surrounded by "little rouseabouts", Hal Gye's soldiers from an earlier conflict, ramrod straight on sentry duty or in the saddle' (Publishers note, Collected Verse of A. B. Paterson,1982, p.vii-viii).

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Angus and Robertson , 1995 .
      Extent: lxiv, 184p.p.
      Edition info: Commemorative centennial edition
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes a reprint of the 1895 edition, 1913 impression.
      • Introduction and notes by Jonathan King.
      ISBN: 020718934X
    • Sydney,: Sydney University Press , 2009 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781920899035
      Series: y separately published work icon Australian Classics Library Bruce Bennett (editor), Robert Dixon (editor), Sydney University Press (publisher), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009- Z1613164 2009 series - publisher novel poetry short story

      The Australian Classics Library series is intended 'to make classic texts of Australian literature more widely available for the secondary school and undergraduate university classroom, and to the general reader. The series is co-edited by Emeritus Professor Bruce Bennett of the University of New South Wales and Professor Robert Dixon, Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with SETIS, Sydney University Press, AustLit and the Copyright Agency Limited. Each text is accompanied by a fresh scholarly introduction and a basic editorial apparatus drawn from the resources of AustLit.'

      Source: Sydney University Press website, http://www.sup.usyd.edu.au/
      Sighted: 11/08/2009

Works about this Work

Second Look Peter Craven , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 July 2001; (p. 10)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 January 1997; (p. 8)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry ; Henry Lawson : A Stranger on the Darling Alan Barton 1996 single work criticism biography ; Henry Handel Richardson : The Getting of Wisdom, Stories, Selected Prose and Correspondence Henry Handel Richardson 1997 selected work novel short story extract biography criticism correspondence
Escapist Lines for Fast-Moving Times Nigel Krauth , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 October 1995; (p. 15)
And Still They Tell the Story of His Ride Norman Abjorensen , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 October 1995; (p. 12)
Magnificent Dreams from the Bush Bard Wayne Crawford , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 23 October 1995; (p. 25)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry
'The Banjo's' Poems 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 26 October 1895; (p. 789)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry
Literature. A Book of Australian Poems 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 26 October vol. 60 no. 1842 1895; (p. 857)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry
New Publications 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 7 December vol. 60 no. 1848 1895; (p. 1148)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry
Brief notes on the popularity of Patterson's The Man from Snowy River.
Literature. Literary Notes 1896 single work review criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 7 November vol. 62 no. 1896 1896; (p. 982)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry ; While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson 1896 selected work short story ; In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses Henry Lawson 1896 selected work poetry
Three New Poets G. B. Barton , 1896 single work review
— Appears in: Cosmos Magazine , 31 March vol. 2 no. 7 1896; (p. 306-307)

— Review of The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson 1895 selected work poetry ; In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses Henry Lawson 1896 selected work poetry ; Songs 'neath the Southern Cross John Cash Neild 1896 selected work poetry
Australian Bards and an English Reviewer 1906 single work essay
— Appears in: The British Australasian , 27 September 1906; (p. 18)
Scribblers and Screed 1896 single work column
— Appears in: The Free-Lance , 21 May vol. 1 no. 5 1896; (p. 13)

A column canvassing current literary news including early sales figures for Henry Lawson's In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses and A. B. Paterson's The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses.

Free-Lance also notes the up-coming publication of Edward Dyson's Rhymes from the Mines and Other Lines, comments on the publishing activity of Guy Boothby in London and commends Ethel Turner and Louise Mack on 'the honour of opening a new series of novels by leading English publishing houses'.

Some Reminiscences of George Robertson, Australian Publisher A. B. Paterson , 1933 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 20 September 1933; (p. 8)
A. B. Paterson writes of George Robertson's career in publishing, particularly the publication and promotion of Paterson's The Man from Snowy River and Henry Lawson's While the Billy Boils.
`Mere Twaddle' : A Secret View of Banjo's Verse James Woodford , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 April 1994; (p. 1,6)
And Still They Tell the Story of His Ride Norman Abjorensen , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 October 1995; (p. 12)
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