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Transcript of Banjo Paterson
By Daniel Torney
Who was A.B "Banjo" Paterson
Banjo Paterson's real name is Andrew Barton Paterson and the name "Banjo" came from the name of his favorite horse. He was known as Barty to his family.
Education & Schooling.
Banjo Paterson's early education started at home under a governess and then at the Binalong bush school which was at the nearest town. Then he went to Sydney grammar school, while he went to Sydney grammar he stayed with his grandmother in Gladesville.
Banjo Paterson was a poet, lawyer and a war correspondent.
After completing school at age 16 Banjo Paterson was articled to a Sydney firm of solicitors, Spain and Salway. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1886 and formed the legal partnership Street and Paterson.
Banjo was also a poet he began publishing verse in the Bulletin and Sydney Mail under the pseudonyms 'B' and 'The Banjo'. In 1895, at the age of 31 Banjo Paterson achieved two milestones in Australian writing. He composed his now famous ballad 'Waltzing Matilda' and his first book, The Man from Snowy River, and other verses.
Banjo Paterson was born 17th February 1864 at Narrambla NSW near Orange.
He died on the 5th February 1941.
Banjo Paterson was the son of Andrew Bogle Paterson and Rose Isabella Paterson, Grandson of Emily Mary Barton, Husband of Alice Walker, and Father of Grace and Hugh.
Banjo Paterson wrote many poems in his lifetime and one of them was Waltzing Matilda. Waltzing Matilda is about a swag man who takes a sheep and drowns himself instead of succumbing to the law. Another of his poems is Mulga Bill's bicycle. Mulga Bill's bicycle is about a man who goes out one day and buys himself a bicycle and has an eventful ride.