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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980076
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Banjo Paterson Treasury


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A treasury of classic poems from Australia's most famous poet, Banjo Paterson. Includes 'Waltzing Matilda', 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and many more.

A treasury of classic poems from Australia's most famous poet, Banjo Paterson. Includes 'Waltzing Matilda', 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and many more.


Banjo Paterson is Australia’s most famous poet. Ballads such as ‘The Man from Snowy River’, ‘Clancy of the Overflow’, ‘The Man from Ironbark’, ‘Mulga Bill’s Bicycle’ and ‘Waltzing Matilda’ have become a legendary part of our Australian heritage.

Known as a poet of the bush, Banjo’s iconic verse captures the landscape, hardship, resilience and humour of Australian life at the turn of the 19th century.

This is a treasury is of Banjo’s most loved poems, as well as some of his lesser-known works. The poems appear in chronological order and cover Australian bush life, as well broader topics such as war and Federation.

This beautiful illustrated collection offers a unique glimpse into our national history and identity, as told by one of our most iconic and best-loved voices.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980076
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Authors

Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator, artist and cartoonist. Oslo draws regularly for the Age newspaper and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and online for SBS. He has also drawn for the Golden Plains music festival, the National Gallery of Victoria, Readings Triple R FM and the Wheeler Centre, among many others. Oslo's books have covered topics ranging from Donald Trump, Henry Lawson, Asian mothers and scenes of angst-ridden daily life you can colour in.

Banjo Paterson

Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson (1864 – 1941) was born near Orange, in the Central West region of NSW. He practised as a solicitor from 1886 and began to submit verse to The Bulletin. He exchanged law for journalism in 1901 and subsequently worked as a newspaper correspondent and editor in Australia and abroad. He wrote prolifically, producing four books of verse, two novels and several collections of sketches and reminiscences, and his war dispatches were highly acclaimed.

Banjo is Australia’s most famous poet. Known as a poet of the bush, his iconic verse captures the landscape, hardship, resilience and humour of Australian life at the turn of the 19th century. Ballads such as ‘The Man from Snowy River’, ‘Clancy of the Overflow’, ‘The Man from Ironbark’, ‘Mulga Bill’s Bicycle’ and ‘Waltzing Matilda’ have become a legendary part of our Australian heritage.

In 1939, two years before his death, he was appointed a Commander of the British Empire for his contribution to Australian literature.


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