Banjo Paterson

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  • Banjo is Born

    Andrew Barton Paterson was born in Narrambla on the 17th of February 1864.
  • His Schooling

    His Schooling
    At the age of 10 he went to live with his grandmother whilst he attended Sydney Grammar School.
  • Nick-Names

    When he was 16 years of age he published an article in the Sydney Mail which got him the nick-name Banjo.
  • Poetry

    Poetry
    When he was 31 Banjo wrote 2 of his most remebered poems:
    Waltzing Matilda and The Man From Snowy River.
  • Going to Africa

    Going to Africa
    In 1899 (when he was 35) he travelled to Africa as a correspondent for The Sydney Herald during the Boer War.
  • Geting Married

    Geting Married
    IN 1903 Banjo decided to get married to Alice Walker in Tenterfield.
  • It's a Girl!!!

    Banjo and Alice have a new born baby and named the girl Grace
    Paterson.
  • It's a boy!!!!

    Banjo and Alice have their second baby and named him Hugh Paterson.
  • Quits

    He quitted his job as a war correspondent to focus on family.
  • WWI

    WWI
    Banjo wanted to become a war correspondent again but was appointed as a voluntary ambulance driver in the war.
  • Retiring

    In 1930 Banjo finally quit journalism.
  • Death

    Death
    At the age of 76 Banjo Paterson took his last breath (meaning he died).
  • He is still remembered

    He is still remembered
    Even though he died, all Australians know the name Banjo Paterson (for writing Waltzing Matilda and The Man From Snowy River). He will always be remembered on the Australian $10 note next to a picture of The Man From Snowy River.
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    Banjo's Life

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    After his Death