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Grantlee Kieza Peter Byrne
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Banjo

Grantlee Kieza Peter Byrne


9781489465115

ABC/ Bolinda Audio


Humanities;
Society & culture: general


CD-Audio

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A.B. `Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who became the voice of a generation. He gave us our unofficial national anthem, `Waltzing Matilda', and treasured ballads such as `The Man from Snowy River' and `Clancy of the Overflow', vivid creations that helped to define our national identity. But there is more, much more to Banjo's story, and in this landmark biography, award-winning writer Grantlee Kieza chronicles a rich and varied life, one that straddled two centuries and saw Australia transform from a far-flung colony to a fully fledged nation. Born in the bush, as a child Banjo rode his pony to a one-room school along a trail frequented by outlaw Ben Hall. As a young man he befriended Breaker Morant, and covered the second Boer War as a reporter. He fudged his age to enlist during World War I, ultimately driving an ambulance before commanding a horse training unit during that conflict. Newspaper editor, columnist, foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster, he knew countless luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig and Henry Lawson. The tennis ace, notorious ladies' man, brilliant jockey and celebrated polo player was an eye-witness to countless key moments in Australian history, and saw Carbine and Phar Lap race. Extensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve, Banjo is a lively and captivating portrait of this truly great Australian.

By:   Grantlee Kieza
Read by:   Peter Byrne
Imprint:   ABC/ Bolinda Audio
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9781489465115
ISBN 10:   1489465111
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

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