Banjo Paterson

Australian journalist, author and poet (1864 - 1941)
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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, CBE[2] (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941)[3] 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). Banjo Paterson has inspired many Australians and continues to do so.

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson
Banjo Paterson in 1890
Born(1864-02-17)17 February 1864
Died5 February 1941(1941-02-05) (aged 76)
SpouseAlice Walker[1]


  1. The Verse of A.B. (Banjo) Paterson Archived 2007-06-07 at the Wayback Machine Australian Bush Poetry, Verse & Music; Accessed on June 6, 2007
  2. "No. 34585". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1938. p. 15.
  3. Clement Semmler (1988). "Paterson, Andrew Barton (Banjo) (1864–1941)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 11. MUP. pp. 154–157. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2008.