In the days of the gold escorts [article by Banjo Paterson, 4 February 1939]

[Editor: An article by Andrew Barton (“Banjo”) Paterson about his life.] “Banjo” Paterson tells his own story. — 1. In the days of the gold escorts. Lambing Flat diggings. What the teamster said. By A. B. (“Banjo”) Paterson. Some seventy years ago, two Scotsmen, John and Andrew Paterson were “squatting” at a station called Buckenbah, […]

Father Riley’s Horse [poem by A.B. Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] Father Riley’s Horse. ’T was the horse-thief Andy Regan that was hunted like a dog By the troopers of the Upper Murray side ; They had searched in every gully — they had looked in every log, But never sight or track […]

Waltzing Matilda [song, 14 December 1901]

[Editor: An early printing of “Waltzing Matilda”, by Andrew Barton (“Banjo”) Paterson. Published in The Capricornian, 14 December 1901.] A Popular Bush Song. A bush poem entitled “Waltzing Matilda” is all the rage here just now, says the “N.Q. Herald,” and some clever fellow has managed to fit the quaint trifle with an exceedingly catchy […]

The Swagman’s Rest [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895.] The Swagman’s Rest We buried old Bob where the bloodwoods wave At the foot of the Eaglehawk; We fashioned a cross on the old man’s grave For fear that his ghost might walk; We carved his name […]

Jim Carew [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895.] Jim Carew Born of a thoroughbred English race, Well proportioned and closely knit, Neat, slim figure and handsome face, Always ready and always fit, Hardy and wiry of limb and thew, That was the ne’er-do-well Jim Carew. […]