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, on 17 February 1864.
He died in Sydney on 5 February 1941.
[Editor: This post provides links to some biographical information about Banjo Paterson; for various works by him, click here.]
Books and other works by Banjo Paterson:
Works of Banjo Paterson
Articles about Banjo Paterson:
Some war reminiscences: Interview with “Banjo” Paterson [6 October 1900]
Interview regarding the Boer War.
The Immigration Restriction Bill [3 September 1901]
Australian verse [28 February 1906]
A review of Banjo Paterson’s “Old Bush Songs”.
“Banjo” Paterson: His 70th Birthday [20 February 1934]
Posts regarding “Waltzing Matilda”:
A popular bush song: Waltzing Matilda [song, 14 December 1901]
Origin of “Waltzing Matilda” [21 September 1944]
Peter Dawson [music videos] (includes a recording of “Waltzing Matilda”)
Slim Dusty [music videos] (includes a recording of “Waltzing Matilda”)
Posts with some information related to “Waltzing Matilda”:
No Australian anthem, says musician [27 January 1943]
Advance Australia Fair: How the song became the Australian national anthem
Clement Semmler, “Paterson, Andrew Barton (Banjo) (1864–1941)”, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
“Andrew Barton (Banjo) Patterson – Special Correspondent later Major”, National Boer War Memorial Association
“On this day in history: Banjo Paterson was born”, Australian Geographic
“Fifty Australians: Banjo Paterson”, Australian War Memorial
“Banjo Paterson”, Wikipedia