Andrew Barton (Banjo)
1864 – 1941 Died aged 77.
Bulletin, or the Sydney Morning Herald. this was supplemented by 4 collected
became a war correspondent covering the Boer War and the Boxer Rebellion
for the Sydney Morning Herald.
In 1903, while he and his fiancée were visiting friends near Winton Qld. they
picnicked at a billabong where Banjo wrote the words of Waltzing Matilda,
this has since become the unofficial National Anthem of Australia.
Later that year
When WW1 broke out in 1914
the rank of Major, he was stationed in
for the Australian Light Horse Brigade.
The story of one of Banjo’s best loved poems, The Man From Snowy River, was
made into a wonderful and scenically beautiful movie with Tom Burlinson,
Sigrid Thornton, Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, playing the main roles.