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A B Paterson

Biography

A. B. ‘Banjo' Paterson (1864-1941) was born near Orange in New South Wales. He worked as a lawyer's clerk before becoming a solicitor. After the publication of The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses in 1895, he became something of a celebrity, travelling widely throughout Australia. He was a war correspondent in the Boer War in South Africa, and the Boxer Rebellion in China.He later became editor of the Sydney Evening News. He is perhaps most famous for having composed the words to 'Waltzing Matilda'.

Works by A B Paterson

  • the-man-from-snowy-river-and-other-verses
  • saltbush-bill-j-p-and-other-verses
  • rio-grande-and-other-verses
  • were-all-australians-now