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Main Title: Banjo / Grantlee Kieza. Book Cover
Author: Kieza, Grantlee.
Imprint: ABC Books, 2018.
Collation: 25 cm. 582 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits, genealogical table, hardcover ;
Subject: Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton), (Banjo), 1864-1941
Boer War (1899-1902)
Writers and writing
World War, 1914-1918
Poets and poetry
ISBN: 9780733335891
"The remarkable life of Australia's greatest storyteller" -- Cover.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 820 PAT.AND KIE Available