December 8, 2006, Newsletter Issue #181: Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson

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Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson (1864–1941)
Banjo Paterson was born in Narambla in New South Wales. He was a farmer and a lawyer who became famous for his poetry. He later worked in the city as a newspaper/magazine editor, but disliked city life. War He joined up as a soldier in WW1 and became an ambulance driver. Paterson wrote many well-known Australian poems, including ´The Man from Snowy River´, ´Clancy of the Overflow´ and ´The Man from Ironbark´. It may also be that he wrote the words to ´Waltzing Matilda´. His work has also been recorded, broadcast on the radio and made into films and a television series. His picture is on the $10 note and on stamps

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