Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson
Banjo Paterson: 1864-1941Born in Narambla in New South Wales, Banjo Paterson was a farmer and a lawyer who became famous for his poetry. He wrote with a true knowledge of the bush and its people and with a real sense of humour. He provided an often-humorous look at the characters he met and heard about in his travels, such as “The Man From Iron Bark”
Paterson wrote many well-known Australian poems, including “The Man from Snowy River”, “Clancy of the Overflow”, “The Man from Ironbark” and the hilarious “A Bush Christening”. Many people also believe that he wrote the words to “Waltzing Matilda”.