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Banjo

Author :  Grantlee Kieza

Product Details

  • Country Australia
  • Publisher ABC Books, Australia
  • ISBN9780733335891
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info582 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour), genealogical table ; 25 cm
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight1025 gms.
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A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who became the voice of a generation. He gave us our unofficial national anthem, 'Waltzing Matilda', and treasured ballads such as 'The Man from Snowy River' and 'Clancy of the Overflow', vivid creations that helped to define our national identity. But there is more, much more to Banjo's story, and in this landmark biography, award-winning writer Grantlee Kieza chronicles a rich and varied life, one that straddled two centuries and saw Australia transform from a far-flung colony to a fully fledged nation. Born in the bush, as a child Banjo rode his pony to a one-room school along a trail frequented by outlaw Ben Hall. As a young man he befriended Breaker Morant, and covered the second Boer War as a reporter. He fudged his age to enlist during World War I, ultimately driving an ambulance before commanding a horse training unit during that conflict. Newspaper editor, columnist, foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster, he knew countless luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig and Henry Lawson. Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941. | Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography. | Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography. | Poets, Australian -- 20th century. | Poets, Australian -- Biography. | Authors, Australian -- Biography. | Australia -- Biography. | Australian

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