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

Also known as
Andrew Barton (1864-1941)
Andrew Barton (-1941)
Banjo, The (1864-1941)
Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
Paterson, Andrew Barton (1864-1941)
Paterson, Banjo (1864-1941)
Paterson, Banjo (-1941)
Paterson, Barty (1864-1941)
Field of activity
author; poet; journalist; collector; lawyer; Artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Poet; Balladist; Author; Journalist; Librettist; Solicitor; War Correspondent; Soldier
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35411562
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Biographies

See also Andrew Paterson (ContributorID 239077) Banjo Paterson is an Australian Poet, Librettist, Author, who is mentioned in 7 events in the AusStage database

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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

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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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AusStage

  1. Banjo Paterson's network
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  2. Banjo Paterson's map
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  3. The Man From Snowy River
    Paterson, Banjo (Poet)
    [1964-01-01]
    A performance staged at the AMP Theatrette, Circular Quay, NSW
  4. Banjo
    Paterson, Banjo (Poet)
    [1972-12-04]
    A performance staged at the Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW
  5. Paterson On The Beach
    Paterson, Banjo (Poet)
    [1993-01-16]
    A performance staged at the Shelly Beach, Manly, NSW
  6. Ironbark - An Evening with Banjo Paterson
    Paterson, Banjo (Poet)
    [2010-03-05]
    A performance staged at the Nethercote Hall, Nethercote, NSW
  7. Club Life
    Paterson, Banjo (Librettist)
    [1895-12-12]
    A performance staged at the Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW
  8. Mulga Bill's Bicycle
    Paterson, Banjo (Author)
    [1976-11-02]
    A performance staged at the La Boite Theatre (June 1972 - 2003), Milton, QLD
  9. Mulga Bill's Bicycle
    Paterson, Banjo (Author)
    [1982-08-09]
    A performance staged at the La Boite Theatre (June 1972 - 2003), Milton, QLD

Resources by A. B. Paterson (427)

  1. The man from Snowy River : the stockmen still remembers
    Barry, Tom
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
    At UQ Library
    The man from Snowy River : the stockmen still remembers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 263,403.688)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 263,403.688)

  2. A Collection from the works of Banjo Paterson / works selected by David Forsythe
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 2010 ]
    At 11 libraries
    A Collection from the works of Banjo Paterson / works selected by David Forsythe
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 252,316.469)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 252,316.469)

  3. Banjo Paterson : the man and his works / narrated and read by Barry Collerson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Sound : 1977 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 240,263.438)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 240,263.438)

  4. Banjo Paterson : great Australian poet
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At 4 libraries
    Banjo Paterson : great Australian poet
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 232,246.75)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 232,246.75)

  5. Old man platypus : for choral unison with additional parts (S.A.) and piano accompaniment / by Rosalind Carlson
    Carlson, Rosalind, 1937-
    [ Printed music : 2002 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231,757.406)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231,757.406)

  6. Old man platypus : for SSA choir and piano / Barbara Durham ; words by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson
    Durham, Barbara, 1952-
    [ Printed music : 2015 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 228,432.016)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 228,432.016)

  7. Old man platypus : S.S.A. a cappella /cRosalind Carlson
    Carlson, Rosalind, 1937-
    [ Printed music : 2003 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 227,733.172)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 227,733.172)

  8. Mulga Bill's bicycle : song for baritone & string trio / original poem by A.B. (Banjo) Patersen [ie. Paterson] ; music setting by E.A. Patton
    Patton, E. A
    [ Printed music : 1990-1994 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222,413.25)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222,413.25)

  9. A literary heritage : 'Banjo' Paterson / selected and with an introduction by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1988-1992 ]
    At 24 libraries
    A literary heritage : 'Banjo' Paterson / selected and with an introduction by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222,242.891)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222,242.891)

  10. Illalong children ; and, The animals Noah forgot / A.B. "Banjo" Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Sound : 1991 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 220,499.938)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 220,499.938)

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Resources about A. B. Paterson (356)

  1. The man from Snowy River : the stockmen still remembers
    Barry, Tom
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
    At UQ Library
    The man from Snowy River : the stockmen still remembers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 263,701.531)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 263,701.531)

  2. A Collection from the works of Banjo Paterson / works selected by David Forsythe
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 2010 ]
    At 11 libraries
    A Collection from the works of Banjo Paterson / works selected by David Forsythe
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 252,090.312)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 252,090.312)

  3. Banjo Paterson : the man and his works / narrated and read by Barry Collerson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Sound : 1977 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 241,336.531)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 241,336.531)

  4. Old man platypus : for choral unison with additional parts (S.A.) and piano accompaniment / by Rosalind Carlson
    Carlson, Rosalind, 1937-
    [ Printed music : 2002 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231,590.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231,590.391)

  5. Banjo Paterson : great Australian poet
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At 4 libraries
    Banjo Paterson : great Australian poet
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231,085.031)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231,085.031)

  6. Old man platypus : for SSA choir and piano / Barbara Durham ; words by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson
    Durham, Barbara, 1952-
    [ Printed music : 2015 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 228,223.609)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 228,223.609)

  7. Old man platypus : S.S.A. a cappella /cRosalind Carlson
    Carlson, Rosalind, 1937-
    [ Printed music : 2003 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 227,545.562)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 227,545.562)

  8. Mulga Bill's bicycle : song for baritone & string trio / original poem by A.B. (Banjo) Patersen [ie. Paterson] ; music setting by E.A. Patton
    Patton, E. A
    [ Printed music : 1990-1994 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222,250.875)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222,250.875)

  9. A literary heritage : 'Banjo' Paterson / selected and with an introduction by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941
    [ Book : 1988-1992 ]
    At 24 libraries
    A literary heritage : 'Banjo' Paterson / selected and with an introduction by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 221,956.516)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 221,956.516)

  10. Volume 66 Item 2: Angus & Robertson correspondence files from Andrew Barton Paterson to B.H. Patmore, 1903-1930
    [ Unpublished : 1903-1930 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Volume 66 Item 2: Angus & Robertson correspondence files from Andrew Barton Paterson to B.H. Patmore, 1903-1930
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 220,863.234)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 220,863.234)

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  1. Paterson, Emily Susan (1841-1917)
    Artist; ; Painter
    ... Paterson, Andrew Barton ... Paterson, Andrew Bogle ... and flowers were exhibited extensively with the NSW Academy of Art. Paterson, the aunt of poet A.B ... 'Banjo' Paterson, was raised in central western NSW before relocating to Sydney. painter and craftworker ...
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,167.812)

  2. Australian Academy of Science (1954-)
    ... Gleadow, Andrew John Ward (1948 - ) ... Hurley, Andrew Crowther (1926 - 1988) ...
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  1. BANJO PATERSON
    Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) Thursday 8 March 1951 p 46 Article
    ... BANJO PATERSON ANDREW BARTON PAT-ERSON was born near Molong, N.S.W., on February 17, 1864, and died ... in 1941. He was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, where his talent for writing cheerful verse ... 185 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9,156.478)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9,156.478)

  2. A. B. PATERSON
    The Southern Mail (Bowral, NSW : 1889 - 1954) Friday 8 July 1949 p 2 Article
    ... 's station in 1864 and he died in 1941 at the age of 77. Most of his boyhood was spent on his father ... A. B. PATERSON A. B. Patcrson's full name was Andrew Barton Paterson. He was born on his father ... 414 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,656.858)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,656.858)

  3. A. B. PATERSON.
    The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956) Thursday 20 February 1941 p 3 Article
    ... conferred upon him. Andrew Barton Paterson was born at Narrambla, near Molong, New South Wales, in 1864, and ... A. B. PATERSON. Andrew Barton Paterson is not a great poet, but he has a sure title to fame. He ... 1080 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,376.761)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,376.761)

  1. The Man from Snowy River / Charles ...
    Hammond, Charle ...
    [ Art work : 1890-1905 ]
    The Man from Snowy River / Charles Hammond
  2. Autograph letter signed from Andrew ...
    Paterson, A. B. ...
    [ Photograph : 1939 ]
  3. 'Rio Grande's Steeplechase': a poem ...
    Paterson, A. B. ...
    [ Photograph : 1896 ]
  4. Poem, written on a ship bound from ...
    Paterson, A. B. ...
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
  5. Banjo Paterson and group in street
    [ Photograph : 1920 ]
    Banjo Paterson and group in street
  6. Item 08: Pencil portraits of A.B. P ...
    Syer, Walter, 1 ...
    [ Art work : 1900 ]
    Item 08: Pencil portraits of A.B. Paterson, 1900 / Walter Syer
  1. (B) FOOTWEAR
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Friday 28 April 1978 p 87

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Ltd Parker & Co A L & M B Paterson Paul D Jones Footwear Pty Ltd PAZ Pty Ltd Penny Collins Pty Ltd ... (B) FOOTWEAR Description of goods including substantive Tariff Items • Footwear of a kind falling ... 5452 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,249.374)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,249.374)

  2. (B) FOOTWEAR
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Friday 27 October 1978 p 4

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Pty Ltd Panda Products Paramount International Pty Ltd Parker & Co A L & M B Paterson Paul D Jones ... (B) FOOTWEAR Description of goods including substantive Tariff Items • Footwear of a kind falling ... 5520 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,246.812)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,246.812)

  3. (B) Textiles
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Monday 18 December 1978 p 81

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... (B) Textiles Description of goods including substantive Tariff Items • Woven Fabrics of Man ... .910 • 55 09 420 • 56 07 920 • 59 08 310 Name ABC Ace Bedding Comforts Pty Ltd A G M Mfg Co Pty Ltd Abel ... 28683 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,246.117)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,246.117)

  1. White cockatoos : unison (or solo) voices & piano / words by A.B. Paterson ; music by Colin Brumby
    Brumby, Colin
    [ Printed music : 2001 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 169.36)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 169.36)

  2. Waltzing Matilda / arranged for S.A.T.B. choir by Paul Paviour ; [words by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson]
    Paviour, Paul
    [ Printed music : 1998 ]
    At 4 libraries
    Waltzing Matilda / arranged for S.A.T.B. choir by Paul Paviour ; [words by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 143.903)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 143.903)

  3. Five Australian songs : for voice and piano / arranged by Richard Peter Maddox
    Paterson, Andrew Barton (Banjo)
    [ Printed music : 1995 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 133.6)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 133.6)

  4. Lo, there is light! : mixed voices (SSAATTBB) a cappella [music by] Matthew Orlovich ; [text by] Reginald Heber and A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
    Orlovich, Matthew
    [ Printed music : 1999 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 127.298)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 127.298)

  1. Yass, NSW
    Yass, NSW
    Created by sdgard, 161 items.

    History of town and surrounds. Part of my research, for my series of books 'Once Upon a Hume'. ISBN: 9780992475116

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.971)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.971)

  2. Music resources theme - Waltzing Matilda
    Music resources theme - Waltzing Matilda
    Created by NLAmusic, 16 items.

    Waltzing Matilda is Australia's best known and much loved national song. It is recognised by every Australian, and has attained international status as the nation's unofficial national anthem. This so...

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.05)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.05)

  3. Music resources theme - Australian musical treasures - Culture
    Music resources theme - Australian musical treasures - Culture
    Created by NLAmusic, 22 items.

    Enjoy highlights of Australia’s rich and vibrant cultural life, ranging from Percy Grainger to AC/DC, from the Bushwhackers to Dame Nellie Melba as well as our growing appreciation of Indigenous cultu...

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.043)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.043)

  1. Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
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    At WhitehorseManning
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 852.077)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 852.077)

  2. Banjo Paterson short stories / A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
    [ Book : 1980 ]
    At 5 libraries
    Banjo Paterson short stories / A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 643.026)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 643.026)

  3. The collected verse of A. B. Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
    [ Book : 1921-1965 ]
    At 4 libraries
    The collected verse of A. B. Paterson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 624.029)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 624.029)

  4. The best of Banjo Paterson
    Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 2 libraries
    The best of Banjo Paterson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 604.99)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 604.99)

  1. The Settlement of the New Hebrides - a trip with the Settlers by AB Paterson
    Paterson, A.B. (Andrew Barton)
    [ Article : 1902-2019 ]
    Possibly online
    At ANU Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 268.569)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 268.569)

  2. Banjo Paterson The greatest of our fol-poefs
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1981 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    Banjo Paterson The greatest of our fol-poefs
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 202.899)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 202.899)

  3. The Man from Snowy River. -Collection of three articles on A. B. Paterson's work, on the 100th anniversary of the publication of his collection The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses.-
    White, Richard; Sharkey, Michael; Krauth, Nigel
    Australian
    [ Article : 1995 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 148.406)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 148.406)

  4. Wallis & Matilda : The Band From Snowy river
    Wallis and Matilda
    [ Archived website, Periodical : 2003-2019 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 82.009)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 82.009)

  1. Papers of Andrew Fisher
    Fisher, Andrew, 1862-1928
    [ Unpublished : 1983 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Andrew Fisher
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 197.261)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 197.261)

  2. Papers of Alfred Deakin
    Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1804-1973 ]
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    At National Library
    Papers of Alfred Deakin
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69.619)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69.619)

  3. 1960 calendar, model of 'The Jolly Swagman' statue by Daphne Mayo for Winton Swimming Pool
    Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
    [ Unpublished : 1960 ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.885)

  1. Redistribution of New South Wales into 49 electoral divisions / Australian Electoral Commission
    Australian Electoral Commission
    [ Map : 2006 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Redistribution of New South Wales into 49 electoral divisions / Australian Electoral Commission
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    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.134)

  2. [Admiralty charts]
    Great Britain. Hydrographic Department
    [ Map : 1801 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    [Admiralty charts]
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.026)

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