Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton) (1864-1941)

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Banjo, The
Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
Paterson, Andrew Barton
Paterson, Andrew Barton (1864-1941)
Paterson, Banjo
Paterson, Banjo (1864-1941)
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author; poet; journalist; collector; lawyer; solicitor; war correspondent; soldier; 9002
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Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson (1864-1941), poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and soldier, was born on 17 February 1864 at Narrambla near Orange, New South Wales, eldest of seven children...

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Famous Federation period journalist, author and balladist, is believed (not confirmed) to have supplied sketches as well as reports of the Boer War

journalist, author and balladist, is believed (not confirmed) to have supplied sketches as well as reports of the Boer War {and the Boxer Rebellion in China?} to the Sydney Morning Herald in 1899-1900, acc. Greenwall, p.182. This entry is a stub. You can help DAAO by submitting a biography. ...

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  • fl. c.1880 - c.1941

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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson is considered to be one of Australia's most influential and prolific poets and bush balladeers. He was born into a family of graziers and from an early age he developed a love for horses. The pseudonym "Banjo" was taken from the name of one of his father's racehorses. Paterson was one of seven children born to Scottish immigrant Andrew Bogle and Rose Paterson (nee Barton), and grew up in the Yass district before being sent to school in Sydney. After finishing his education at Sydney Grammar School, Paterson pursued a career in law and became a practicing solicitor in 1886. His first poem was published in The Bulletin in 1885 under the pseudonym Banjo Paterson and in 1895 he published The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, which proved to be an enormous success. During the same year he wrote what is now known as Australia's unofficial anthem Waltzing Matilda while on holiday in Queensland. After travelling to South Africa, England and China as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Argus, Paterson returned to Australia where he married. In 1905 he published Old Bush Songs which contained rare "traditional" folk ballads he had collected while travelling throughout New South Wales and Queensland. Paterson's literary ballads and collection of folk songs have become an important part of Australia's musical and cultural heritage. He is recognised as one of Australia's first folk song collectors and many of his original works have been put to music by composers and bush musicians alike. His writing has often been referred to as a mixture between the genres of the literary ballad and the bush song. Paterson served in the First World War and on his return to Australia continued working as a journalist for a number of prominent Australian newspapers. At the age of 66 he retired and continued to write poetry, a novel, and a series of memoirs until his death in 1941.

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  1. The man from Snowy River and other verses / by A.B. Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book, Article : 1895-2014 ]
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    The man from Snowy River and other verses / by A.B. Paterson
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  2. Waltzing Matilda / A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; [illustrated by] Freya Blackwood
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2014 ]
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    Waltzing Matilda / A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; [illustrated by] Freya Blackwood
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  3. Song of the pen, A.B. "Banjo' Paterson : complete works 1901-1941 / collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1983-1984 ]
    At 83 libraries
    Song of the pen, A.B. "Banjo' Paterson : complete works 1901-1941 / collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
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  4. The man from Snowy River and other verses / by A.B. Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
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  5. Singer of the bush, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson : complete works 1885-1900 / A. B. Banjo Paterson ; collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1983-1985 ]
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    Singer of the bush, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson : complete works 1885-1900 / A. B. Banjo Paterson ; collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
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  6. Illalong children / A.B. (Banjo) Paterson ; Robert Lovett, illustrator
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1985-1989 ]
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    Illalong children / A.B. (Banjo) Paterson ; Robert Lovett, illustrator
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  7. The Banjo's best-loved poems / chosen by his grand-daughters ; illustrated by outback artist Hugh Sawrey
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1900-2006 ]
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    The Banjo's best-loved poems / chosen by his grand-daughters ; illustrated by outback artist Hugh Sawrey
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  8. Clancy of the Overflow / A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; illustrated by Kilmeny Niland
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1992-2002 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese, [1 other]
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    Clancy of the Overflow / A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; illustrated by Kilmeny Niland
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  9. The man from Snowy River / poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book, Audio book : 1906-2011 ]
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    The man from Snowy River / poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
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  10. Complete poems / A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 2001 ]
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  1. The man from Snowy River and other verses / by A.B. Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
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    The man from Snowy River and other verses / by A.B. Paterson
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  2. Waltzing Matilda / A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; [illustrated by] Freya Blackwood
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2014 ]
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    Waltzing Matilda / A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; [illustrated by] Freya Blackwood
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  3. Song of the pen, A.B. "Banjo' Paterson : complete works 1901-1941 / collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1983-1984 ]
    At 83 libraries
    Song of the pen, A.B. "Banjo' Paterson : complete works 1901-1941 / collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
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  4. Singer of the bush, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson : complete works 1885-1900 / A. B. Banjo Paterson ; collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1983-1985 ]
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    Singer of the bush, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson : complete works 1885-1900 / A. B. Banjo Paterson ; collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97.912)

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  5. Illalong children / A.B. (Banjo) Paterson ; Robert Lovett, illustrator
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1985-1989 ]
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    Illalong children / A.B. (Banjo) Paterson ; Robert Lovett, illustrator
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  6. The Banjo's best-loved poems / chosen by his grand-daughters ; illustrated by outback artist Hugh Sawrey
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1900-2006 ]
    At 65 libraries
    The Banjo's best-loved poems / chosen by his grand-daughters ; illustrated by outback artist Hugh Sawrey
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  7. Clancy of the Overflow / A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; illustrated by Kilmeny Niland
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1992-2002 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese, [1 other]
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    Clancy of the Overflow / A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson ; illustrated by Kilmeny Niland
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 82.03)

  8. The man from Snowy River / poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book, Audio book : 1906-2011 ]
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    At 131 libraries
    The man from Snowy River / poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 80.716)

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  9. Complete poems / A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 2001 ]
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    Complete poems / A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78.348)

  10. The world of "Banjo" Paterson : his stories, travels, war reports, and advice to racegoers / Selected with an introduction by Clement Semmler
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    At 54 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75.876)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75.876)

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  1. Mostly About the "Breaker."
    Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954) Saturday 18 June 1898 p 5 Article
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  2. A FOOTNOTE ON MORANT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 8 March 1939 p 9 Article
    ... ; Sir,—Having read with great interest the articles by Mr. A. B. Paterson, particularly the one ... A FOOTNOTE ON MORANT.   TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.             ... 143 words
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  3. "BANCO" PATERSON TELLS HIS OWN STORY.—IV. AN EXECUTION AND A ROYAL PARDON. Dramas of Yesterday. HOW MORANT SHOT A PADRE.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 25 February 1939 p 21 Article Illustrated
    ... MORANT SHOT A PADRE. BY A. B. ("BANJO") PATERSON. WE ALL KNOW how Dreyfus was sentenced to life ... "BANJO" PATERSON TELLS HIS OWN STORY.—IV. AN EXECUTION AND A ROYAL PARDON. Dramas of Yesterday. HOW ... 2756 words
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  1. Portrait of A.B. Paterson
    [ Photograph : 1890 ]
    Portrait of A.B. Paterson
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    Paterson, A. B....
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1988 ]
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    Goodsir, Agnes ...
    [ Art work : 1927 ]
    A. B. Paterson, Banjo : portrait in oils, 1927 / Agnes Noyes Goodsir
  5. Item 08: Pencil portraits of A.B. P...
    Syer, Walter, 1...
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
    Item 08: Pencil portraits of A.B. Paterson, 1900 / Walter Syer
  6. Andrew Barton Paterson memorial, at...
    Bayley, William...
    [ Photograph : 1967 ]
    Andrew Barton Paterson memorial, at his birthplace in Orange N.S.W
  1. Some literary sources for Old Bush Songs
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    Bates, Daisy, 1859-1951
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  1. [Paterson, Banjo : programs and invitations ephemera material collected by the National Library of Australia]
    [ Published : 1900 ]
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  2. Papers relating to P.R. Stephensen
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  1. Principles of contract law / Jeannie Paterson, Andrew Robertson, Arlen Duke
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  2. Contract : cases and materials / Jeannie Paterson, Andrew Robertson, Arlen Duke
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  4. The collected verse of A. B. Paterson
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