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Andrew Barton Paterson
Birth: Feb. 17, 1864, Australia
Death: Feb. 5, 1941, Australia

Folk Figure. Better known as Banjo, he is the man who wrote the words to the song "Waltzing Matilda." The song was inspired by the 1894 Australian sheep shearer's strike and the death of legendary swagman Samuel "Frenchy" Hoffmeister. Banjo Paterson was at Dagworth Station when he met Christina Macpherson who was playing a tune on a zither. He penned the words to Waltzing Matilda to the tune that she was playing. He was also a lawyer, poet, journalist, and radio broadcaster. (bio by: Tom Cummings) 
 
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Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
North Ryde
New South Wales, Australia
 
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Originally Created by: Tom Cummings
Record added: Oct 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8029067
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