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The remarkable life of Australia's greatest storytellerAB '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 the nation its 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 Australia's national identityBut there is much to Banjo's story and in this landmark biography award. This was a great read Not only on the life of one of Australia s most famous poets but an excellent snapshot of Australia in the period leading up to Federation Also very interesting to see the intersections of Paterson s life with Henry Lawson who enjoyed none of the advantages or luck that banjo did Lawson s life was a sad tale all by itself Highly recommended read

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Banjo By Grantlee Kieza

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 nationBorn in the bush as a boy Banjo rode his pony to a one room school along a trail freuented 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 conf. Very in interesting book about a great Australian Loved the history and the stories Would have rated the book higher however the author almost paints Banjo as a saint rarely putting a foot wrong While a fantastic book I feel there is a lot of untold stories which should have been told in this book

CHARACTERS Banjo By Grantlee Kieza

Lict 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 raceExtensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve Banjo is a lively and captivating portrait of this truly great Australi. Very enjoyable tale of the Australia if my ancestors I loved the way the author highlighted Banjo s life in contrast with Henry Lawson s It revealed a lot about Banjo than I previously knew his work as a war correspondent army officer and newspaper editor Thoroughly recommended


10 thoughts on “Banjo By Grantlee Kieza

  1. says:

    This was a great read Not only on the life of one of Australia's most famous poets but an excellent snapshot of Australia in the period leading up to Federation Also very interesting to see the intersections of Paterson's life with Henry Lawson who enjoyed none of the advantages or luck that banjo did Lawson's life was a

  2. says:

    I read far fiction than non fiction and few biographies But I have loved Banjo's poems since childhood and was curious enough to read this I'm very glad that I did It's written in a style which is unexpected for a biography Rather than focusing narrowly on Banjo himself the approach is uite sweeping The book co

  3. says:

    This is a superb book on a subject that should be dear to most Australians Author Grantlee Kieza who wrote that excellent bo0k Mrs Kelly on Ned Kelly's mum and the best biography of Monash has excelled himself with this one I was raised on Banjo Patterson poetry which my father had committed to memory when he was eight and was still word perfect in his 50s and when it came to choose a poem to memorise and read in second class at primary

  4. says:

    Very in interesting book about a great Australian Loved the history and the stories Would have rated the book hi

  5. says:

    I just loved this So much I did not know about Banjo Paterson This book is a must for people who love Australian history and trivia Unbelievable how many historically interesting individuals he met

  6. says:

    A fascinating account of one of Australia’s most influential writers at a time when Australian identity was being formed

  7. says:

    Amazing read about an amazing Australian kept me hooked from the first page

  8. says:

    Very enjoyable tale of the Australia if my ancestors I loved the way the author highlighted Banjo's life in contrast with Henry Lawson's It revealed a lot about Banjo than I previously knew his work as a war corre

  9. says:

    I heard this gentleman speak at the Australian Club last year where he introduced Banjo's great grandson who was also in attendance It was a riveting presentation about Banjo and the book was brilliant 5 stars will now read his book on Macuarie

  10. says:

    I knew that Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda and the Man from Snowy River and that was pretty much it This book showed me there was so much to his life from struggling through a dull solicitor job in the city while drea

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