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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson

Banjo Paterson in 1890
Born 17 February 1864(1864-02-17)
Narambla, New South Wales, Australia
Died 5 February 1941(1941-02-05) (aged 76)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Author,
Spouse Alice Walker[1]

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (1864 – 1941)[2] was a famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life. He wrote about life in the country and outback areas of Australia. Much of his work was about the area around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's famous poems include "Waltzing Matilda", "The Man from Snowy River" and "Clancy of the Overflow". Three movies have been made about The Man from Snowy River: The Man from Snowy River (1982), Return to Snowy River (1988), and The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (2003).

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  1. The Verse of A.B. (Banjo) Paterson Australian Bush Poetry, Verse & Music; Accessed on June 6, 2007
  2. Clement Semmler (1988). "Paterson, Andrew Barton (Banjo) (1864 - 1941)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 11. MUP. pp. pp 154-157. Retrieved 2008-01-19.