In he was sent to Sydney Grammar School where in he shared the junior Knox prize with Sir George Richand matriculated aged After failing a University of Sydney scholarship examination, Paterson served the customary articles of clerkship with Herbert Salwey and was admitted as a solicitor on 28 August ; for ten years from about he practised in partnership with John William Street.
Walker of Tenterfield station. The book was as much praised in England as in Australia: At picnic race meetings and polo matches, he saw in action accomplished horsemen from the Murrumbidgee and Snowy Mountains country which generated his lifelong enthusiasm for horses and horsemanship and eventually the writing of his famous equestrian ballads.
Next year he was appointed editor of the Sydney Evening News. His wife and children survived him. When he was 7 the family moved to Illalong in the Yass district.
After lessons in his early years from a governess, once he was able to ride a pony he attended the bush school at Binalong.
He left a legacy for future generations in his objective, if sometimes sardonic, appreciation of the outback: Wounded in Aprilhe rejoined his unit in July. Paterson returned to Australia in September and sailed for China in July as a roving correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. His father had had verses published in the Bulletin, soon after its foundation in He retired from active journalism in to devote his leisure to creative writing.
Paterson was a keen tennis player and an accomplished oarsman, but his chief delight was horsemanship. He drove an ambulance attached to the Australian Voluntary Hospital, Wimereux, France, before returning to Australia early in By the verdict of the Australian people, and by his own conduct and precept, Paterson was, in every sense, a great Australian.
The title-poem had swept the colonies when it was first published in April In he had collaborated with Ernest Truman in the production of an operatic farce, Club Life, and in was an editor of the Antipodean, a literary magazine.
In most of his poems were assembled in Collected Verse, which has been reprinted many times.Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson (), poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and soldier, was born on 17 February at Narrambla near Orange, New South Wales, eldest of seven children of Andrew Bogle Paterson (d), grazier, and his native-born wife Rose Isabella, daughter of Robert Barton of Boree Nyrang.
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