Banjo Patterson

My real name is Andrew Barton Patterson, most people call me Banjo. I grew up out in the country near Orange. Both of my parents are farmers. I completed my education at the age of 16 at the Sydney Grammar School. While I lived with my Grandmother there, in the school holidays I wold go back to the Farm.

After school I decided to become a poet. At first I didn’t know how it would work out. I didn’t know if anyone would like my poetry. But it turned out pretty lucky for me, so far people are liking my poems. So far I have written ‘Waltzing Matilda’ and my first book, ‘The Man from Snowy River’, which both I am famous for now.

Posted on 5 September '11 by , under Uncategorized.