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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.

Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9780857980076

    November 1, 2013

    Random House Australia

    160 pages

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