The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses

The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses Andrew Barton Banjo Paterson was a famous Australian bush poet journalist and author He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life focusing particularly on the rural and outback ar

  • Title: The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses
  • Author: A.B. Paterson
  • ISBN: 9781406541236
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Andrew Barton Banjo Paterson 1864 1941 was a famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood Paterson s notable poems include Waltzing Matilda 1895 , The ManAndrew Barton Banjo Paterson 1864 1941 was a famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood Paterson s notable poems include Waltzing Matilda 1895 , The Man from Snowy River 1890 and Clancy of the Overflow 1889 In 1885, Paterson began submitting and having his poetry published in the Sydney edition of The Bulletin under the pseudonym of The Banjo, the name of a favourite horse Paterson, like The Bulletin, was an ardent nationalist, and in 1889 published a pamphlet, Australia for the Australians In 1890, he wrote The Man from Snowy River, a poem which caught the heart of the nation, and in 1895 had a collection of his works published under that name Paterson authored two novels An Outback Marriage 1906 and The Shearer s Colt 1936 , wrote many short stories Three Elephant Power and Other Stories 1917 , and wrote a book based on his experiences as a war reporter Happy Dispatches 1934.

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    1. If you a woman of a certain age, and if you were (or still are) a horse lover, you most likely did what I did -watched The Man from Snowy River over and over and over again. Which means you most likely also tracked down the poem. Paterson is actully more well known than most people think. What is the song everyone thinks of when thinking of Down Under? No, the one not by an 80s band. Yes, and guess who wrote it?Paterson writes wonderfully about horses, really fun poems about nags that aren't old [...]

    2. PreludeI have gathered these stories afar, In the wind and the rain, In the land where the cattle camps are, On the edge of the plain. On the overland routes of the west, When the watches were long, I have fashioned in earnest and jest These fragments of song. They are just the rude stories one hears In sadness and mirth, The records of wandering years, And scant is their worth Though their merits indeed are but slight, I shall not repine, If they give you one moment's delight, Old comrades of m [...]

    3. When I chose this book, I was looking for bush life stories and I wasn’t expecting so many poems dedicated to horse racing. My favourite poems in this collection: Conroy’s Gap, In the Droving Days and How Gilbert Died.

    4. Who didn't have to read this at school? Iconic now, and responsible for the continuing huge sales of Driza-Bone coats and R.M. Williams riding boots. ;P

    5. I grew up readingMulga Bill's Bicycle, a poem byA.B. Paterson (better known as Banjo Paterson) - which was brilliantly illustrated byKilmeny Niland &Deborah Niland and has thus been continuously in print since it came out in 1973. I was thus excited that another of Banjo's poems has been illustrated - increasing its accessability for the younger audience.The poem itself is a classic, and in this incarntion it remains gloriously unabridged - if you are just interested in the poem you can down [...]

    6. I watched The Man from Snowy River a LOT when I was a child. Here’s what I didn’t care about (and in fact hardly remember, having had to cobble it together from a synopsis): gold prospecting, the love story, Jim’s financial difficulties, Jessica being threatened with being sent to (gasp) women’s college, brotherly strife between two secondary characters (seriously, this movie had a lot of subplots, which I guess is crucial when you’re basing your main plot on a 100-line poem about rou [...]

    7. Ten years or so past I went looking to find the poem that inspired the Tom Burlison movie, The Man from Snowy River. After a Google or related search discovered I could download Banjo Patterson’s book for free from Gutenberg Press. The .zip file led me to download and install µBook Reader to cope with the file. After reading the titular poem I put the book aside until just recently. Anyone who has sung Waltzing Matilda whether drunk or sober knows that Aussies particularly those in the Outbac [...]

    8. Ten years or so past I went looking to find the poem that inspired the Tom Burlison movie, The Man from Snowy River. After a Google or related search discovered I could download Banjo Patterson’s book for free from Gutenberg Press. The .zip file led me to download and install µBook Reader to cope with the file. After reading the titular poem I put the book aside until just recently. Anyone who has sung Waltzing Matilda whether drunk or sober knows that Aussies particularly those in the Outbac [...]

    9. I love this poem and was thrilled that they hadn't abridged it too much or dumbed it down for the children's version. I was also surprised at how much of it I remembered from having had to learn it as a child. Paterson really does distill the essence of Australia and put it into his poetry and the illustrations bring the thrill and movement of a wild brumby heard being rounded up. This book was one of four classic Australian stories my big sister gave my baby girl for her first Christmas and I c [...]

    10. The Man From Snowy River and Other VersesPaterson, A.B favorite poet captures the time and place that was the turn of the century in Australia, looking at the dreams and the realities, with rose colored glasses

    11. I really enjoyed the imagery. It reminded me of a National Geographic article about Banjo Paterson from a few years back. The photography matches the poem beautifully. (I have included the link.)ngmtionalgeographic/ngm

    12. I really admireFreya Blackwood's interpretation of this classic Australian poem. The man from Snowy River might be slight and weedy but he surely brings those wild horses home.

    13. Always nice to renew one's acquaintance with such an iconic bush poem as this. I'm glad it's been republished and kept fresh for the modern generation. Interesting to see some of Freya Blackwood's early work too.

    14. I consider Paterson's poetry classic. It's beautiful. I have always loved the rugged imagery and rhythm he provides in his writing. this is a book I always fall back on when I find myself in a weary, grey kind of day.

    15. a beautiful collection of stories, bought in australia, was a historical reprint of the 100th anniversary of the original printing of the book

    16. I really love Banjo Paterson's poetry, but after a while you get bloody sick of horse racing and droving, you know?

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