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The Man from Snowy River: a film, a poem, and piano music

We watched another 1980s classic film today, The Man From Snowy River. This is an Australian film made in 1982 and based on a poem by Banjo Paterson. 1,379 more words


The adventures of Banjo Paterson, cadet journalist

9am: Arrive at the newspaper. Disturbed that someone has parked their horse in my space.
9.30am: The accounting department queries the number of horse-drawn Cobb & Co carriage vouchers I’ve used. 834 more words

Clancy of the Overflow

I was reading about Banjo Paterson today and rediscovered this well-known poem.

Andrew “Banjo” Paterson wrote it during his time as a solicitor, when he took on a brief to chase up a man named Clancy, of the Overflow, for unpaid debts. 497 more words


January Is Australia Month


In “Waltzing Matilda”, an 1895 song written by Australian poet Banjo Paterson, a jolly swagman drinks a cup of billy tea near a billabong, steals a jumbuck from a squatter, then runs from the squatter and a few mounties to another billabong where he kills himself and his spirit haunts it forever. 251 more words


Banjo Paterson's A Bush Christening Read By Leonard Teale

If you’ve never heard Leonard Teale’s rendition of Banjo Paterson’s A Bush Christening you’re missing out.

Sometime I’ll post his The Man From Snowy River.

Popular Culture

Short story: His Masterpiece by Banjo Paterson, listened to on the Morning Short podcast.

Poem: The Man Who Gave Birth to a Panda by Idra Novey, listened to on the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from December 2016. 29 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Feminist Friday - Australia's pioneering women

So lately I have been studying the works of some early Australian writers as part of my university course. Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson are much loved Australian poets who began publishing their work in the 1880s. 240 more words