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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Banjo Paterson : The Man Who Wrote Waltzing Matilda
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' 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.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Ann Tomlinson with love.
  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Warriewood, Northern Beaches area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Woodslane Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Waltzing Matilda : Carrying a Swagi"Oh! there once was a swagman camped in the billabong,", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry Waltzing Matilda (p. 185-186)
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. 186-189)
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. 189-201)
In the Droving Daysi""Only a pound," said the auctioneer,", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry (p. 201-206)
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. 206-214)
Losti"'He ought to be home,' said the old man, 'without there's something amiss.'", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 214-216)
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. 217-220)
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. 220-225)
Last Weeki"Oh, the new chum went to the backblock run,", A. B. Paterson , 1893 single work poetry satire (p. 225-226)
Johnson's Antidotei"Down along the Snakebite River, where the overlanders camp,", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry humour (p. 227-232)
Father Riley's Horsei"Twas the horse thief, Andy Regan, that was hunted like a dog", A. B. Paterson , 1899 single work poetry humour (p. 232-239)
In the Stablei"What! You don't like him; well maybe - we all have our fancies, of course:", A. B. Paterson , 1902 single work poetry (p. 240-246)
The Old Australian Waysi"The London lights are far abeam", A. B. Paterson , 1902 single work poetry (p. 246-250)
'We're All Australians Now'i"Australia takes her pen in hand,", A. B. Paterson , 1917 single work poetry (p. 250-253)
White Cockatoosi"Now the autumn maize is growing,", A. B. Paterson , 1983 single work poetry (p. 254-256)
A Bush Christeningi"On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few", A. B. Paterson , 1893 single work poetry humour (p. 256-259)
Under the Shadow of Kiley's Hilli"This is the place where they all were bred;", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 259-261)
Brumby's Runi"It lies beyond the western pines", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 261-263)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Note: Electronic Resource
    • Warriewood, Northern Beaches area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Woodslane Press , 2009 .
      Extent: viii, 200pp.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 9781921606076 (hbk.), 9781921683596 (ebook)

Works about this Work

Non-Fiction Books Martin Crotty , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 November 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : The Man Who Wrote Waltzing Matilda Derek Parker , 2009 single work biography
Non-Fiction Books Martin Crotty , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 November 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : The Man Who Wrote Waltzing Matilda Derek Parker , 2009 single work biography
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