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February 17: Happy Birthday Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jim Brown

Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns 36 today.  He began acting as a child and started to become well known for a pair of roles he played as a teenager, Tommy Solomon in… 1,153 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

This is Banjo Paterson – Tania McCartney/Christina Booth

NLA Publishing

February 2017

ISBN 9780642278982

RRP $24.99

Those of us of a certain age will most likely have grown up with the ballads of Andrew Barton Paterson. 311 more words

Childrens Books

February 17 in history

1500 The Battle of Hemmingstedt.

1600 The philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned alive at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome for heresy.

1801 An electoral tie between… 580 more words


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. 448 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