Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson (1864 - 1941)

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Birthplace: Narrambla , Orange, NSW, Australia
Death: Died in Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and soldier, Author, C.B.E. (1939)
Managed by: Jane Mary Johnson
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About Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson

Folk Figure. Better known as Banjo, he is the man who wrote the words to the song "Waltzing Matilda." The song was inspired by the 1894 Australian sheep shearer's strike and the death of legendary swagman Samuel "Frenchy" Hoffmeister. Banjo Paterson was at Dagworth Station when he met Christina Macpherson who was playing a tune on a zither. He penned the words to Waltzing Matilda to the tune that she was playing. He was also a lawyer, poet, journalist, and radio broadcaster. (bio by: Tom Cummings)
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Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson's Timeline

February 17, 1864
Orange, NSW, Australia
April 8, 1903
Age 39
Tenterfield, NSW, Australia
February 5, 1941
Age 76
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia