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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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