Banjo PattersonTo People
Born in Orange, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Patterson (1864-1941) 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 among his best known works.
In recognition of his reputation as a key figure in Australian literary history, his likeness appears on the face of the $10 bill.