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The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses
The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses | A. B. (Banjo) Paterson
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To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Banjo Paterson, and the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, NLA Publishing has produced this beautiful cloth-cover facsimile publication of Paterson’s poetry. These small-format books were originally published in 1914 as ‘pocket editions for the trenches’, designed for soldiers to slip into their back pockets and carry with them through their war days. Probably purchased by wives, girlfriends and mothers, they were a little piece of Australia to relish amongst the horrors of war. The 47 poems in the book include all the favourites: A Bush Christening, A Mountain Station, Black Swans, Clancy of the Overflow, Conroy’s Gap, In the Droving Days, Over the Range, Our New Horse, Saltbush Bill, The Man from Snowy River, and The Daylight is Dying. At the back of the book, there are two pages of information about Banjo Paterson and the 'trench pocket-books'. Norman Lindsay’s illustrations on the front and frontispiece depicting droving and a homestead must have had an emotional impact on the fighting men so far away. A great Father’s Day present or Christmas gift. Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author who achieved enduring fame with his ballads of bushmen, pioneers and workers.
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LiterRohde
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“And the man from Snowy River never shifted in his seat - It was grand to see that mountain horseman ride.
Through the stringy barks and saplings, on the rough and broken ground,
Down the hillside at a racing pace he went;
And he never drew the bridle till he landed safe and sound,
At the bottom of that terrible descent.”

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LiterRohde @Megabooks I‘m taking Spanish for my elective. How about you? Me? I‘m taking equine surgery. 1mo
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CarolynM
The Man from Snowy River | A. B. Paterson
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#OldCoolBooks #Masterpiece

Might be overselling it a little, but it is probably the most famous Australian poem

ReadZenRites I had no idea that had started as a poem! So from verse to Blockbuster Hollywood screenplay....yeah, I‘d say that qualifies as as a masterpiece. Besides, that story is masterful 💕😊 13mo
LeahBergen Ooo, and it‘s signed, too. 😍😍😍 13mo
Joanne1 ❤️❤️ 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl Loved the movies and so did my kids! 13mo
Linsy 🧡🧡🧡 Beautiful! 13mo
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KerriNTurner
The Man from Snowy River | A. B. Paterson
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#aprilbookshowers #weather I've got snow, wind, and mist here.

RealLifeReading Nice assortment of #weather! 2y
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