1903

Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda - Australia's Anthem of the Heart

Waltzing Matilda is Australia’s best known Bush Ballad and really is Australia’s unofficial Anthem of our Hearts. It bodes back to our very beginning when times were very tough and theft was necessary to survive another day.

Banjo Paterson

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Patterson

Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson was born on 17 February 1864 near Orange, New South Wales on a property called Narrambla. He was the oldest son of Andrew Bogle Paterson and Rose Isabella Barton (relation of our first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton). Banjo Paterson grew up to be a Journalist, War Correspondent, Author and Bush Poet. He married Alice Emily Walker on 8 April 1903 and had two children – Grace (1904) and Hugh (1905).