Banjo Paterson


Birthday February 17, 1864

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Australia

DEATH DATE Feb 5, 1941 (76)

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Australian bush poet whose famous works include "Waltzing Matilda" and "The Man from Snowy River." Also a fiction writer, he published such novels and short story collections as An Outback Marriage and Three Elephant Power.

Before Fame

He studied at the Bingalong Bush School and later at the Sydney Grammar School, where he excelled at both academics and horse riding.


He had an Australian postage stamp created in his honor in 1981.

Family Life

With his wife, Alice Emily Walker, he raised a son and a daughter.

Associated With

He was related on his mother's side to Edmund Barton, who became the first Australian Prime Minister in 1901.