Paterson, A.B. (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1864-02-17
Death 1941-02-05
Australians
English

Biographical notes:

Poet, journalist, solicitor. "Banjo" Paterson served in World War I as an ambulance driver in the Australian Hospital, Bourlogne, 1914-15. In 1915 he joined the Australian Remount Service in Egypt and Palestine. By the end of the War he had risen to the rank of Major.

From the description of Letters [manuscript]. 1915-1920. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225827724

This poem by Banjo Paterson was first published in the Bulletin of 1900 May 19. It is reprinted in Volume 1 of Paterson's collected works Singer of the bush. Sydney: Lansdowne, 1983. The poem refers to the Boer War and was written and addressed to Lieutenant D.M. King. King mounted photographs of Gallipoli on the verso of the card on which he mounted the poem.

From the description of There's another bloody horse fell down / A.B. Paterson. [1900] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 220766151

Poet, journalist, solicitor. The Library holds the letters of Paterson's aunt, Nora Murray-Prior, to Rosa Praed, 1881-1884 on microfilm (McG 4945/1-8).

From the description of Letter [manuscript]. 1896. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225828446

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Subjects:

  • Publishers and publishing--Archives
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
  • Poets, Australian--19th century--Correspondence
  • South African War, 1899-1902--Poetry
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
  • Journalists--Correspondence
  • ballads
  • War poetry, Australian
  • Poets, Australian--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Poets
  • Lyricists
  • Army officers

Places:

  • Transvaal (South Africa) (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)