Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's more notable poems include "Waltzing Matilda", "The Man from Snowy River" and "Clancy of the Overflow".
1895- Banjo Paterson wrote "Waltzing Matilda" about an itinerant worker who drowns himself after getting caught stealing a sheep. Paterson became one of Australia's most successful writers, telling mostly romanticized tales of Australian rural life for his fellow city dwellers.
The Man from Snowy River.....based on a poem by Banjo Patterson, who is made a character in the movie to almost say this is where he got his idea. Long before green screen, screen see how well they have a screen legend play an amputee. Then there is the horse ride down the side of the mountain. Not a perfect movie but a great western.....in the far west?