Banjo Paterson, PoetTo Culture
Born in Orange in 1864, Andrew Barton "Banjo" Patterson spent his adult life working as a solicitor and later as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Evening News. Yet his love of verse was evident early on with several of his works published under a pseudonym in the Bulletin. Banjo Patterson's Poem 'Waltzing Matilda' and book 'The Man from Snowy River' are amongst the best known pieces of Australian literature. Upon his death in 1941 his reputation as a key figure in Australian literary history was secure. His likeness appears on the face of the $10 bill.