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  • Published: 26 November 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742282589
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 120

Banjo Paterson's Bush Ballads



There was a movement at the station, for the word had passed around That the colt from old Regret had got away 'The Man From Snowy River' Banjo Paterson is widely acknowledged as Australia's greatest and most popular balladist. His poems, written with great gusto and humour, celebrate the romance, heartache and rough-and-tumble of bush life. This collection includes all of the old favourites, such as 'Clancy of the Overflow', 'The Man From Snowy River' and 'A Bush Christening'.

  • Published: 26 November 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742282589
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 120

About the author

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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