Australian verse [a review of Banjo Paterson’s “Old Bush Songs”, 28 February 1906]

[Editor: A review of Old Bush Songs, edited by Andrew Barton (“Banjo”) Paterson. Published in The Australian Town and Country Journal, 28 February 1906.] Australian verse Mr. A. B. Paterson has done a service to Australia in getting together the “Old Bush Songs,” just published by Messrs. Angus and Robertson, Sydney. These are known throughout […]

Some war reminiscences: Interview with “Banjo” Paterson [re. the Boer War, 6 October 1900]

[Editor: An interview with Andrew Barton (“Banjo”) Paterson about his experiences in the Boer War in South Africa. Published in The Western Mail, 6 October 1900.] Some war reminiscences. Interview with “Banjo” Paterson. Mr. A. B. Paterson, the “Sydney Morning Herald” war correspondent, arrived in Sydney on September 11. Nearly a year ago (it was […]

Andrew Barton Paterson (“Banjo” Paterson)

Andrew Barton Paterson, commonly known as “Banjo” Paterson, was an author, poet, solicitor, and war correspondent. He is one of Australia’s most famous authors, being especially well-known for the song “Waltzing Matilda” (which is regarded by some Australians as the country’s unofficial national anthem). Banjo Paterson was born in Narrambla, near Orange, New South Wales, […]