Author(s): Banjo Paterson
A treasury of classic verse from Australia's most famous poet, Banjo Paterson. Includes 'Waltzing Matilda', 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and many more. Banjo Paterson is Australia's most famous poet. Ballads such as 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow', 'The Man from Ironbark', 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' and 'Waltzing Matilda' have become part of our Australian heritage. Known as a poet of the bush, Banjo's iconic verse captures the landscape, hardship, resilience and humour of Australian life at the turn of the nineteenth century. This is a treasury is of Banjo's most loved poems, as well as some of his lesser-known works. The poems appear in chronological order and cover Australian bush life, as well broader topics such as war and Federation. This beautifully illustrated collection offers a unique glimpse into our national history and identity, as told by one of our most iconic and best-loved voices.
Oslo Davis is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Melbourne. He has drawn for various publications worldwide, including the New York Times, Meanjin, The Age, The Big Issue, Sleepers Almanac, Desktop Magazine, Australian Book Review and Art Gallery Guide. Oslo Davis draws cartoons for the Age, as well as a weekly cartoon called Overheard in the Sunday Age. In 2011 Oslo was a Walkley Award finalist in the cartoon category. Oslo also completed a number of drawings for the Golden Plains music festivals, for NGV Australia and for the Melbourne Immigration Museum. In 2012 he wrote, directed and drew a short animation titled Melbhattan.