Most Australians know that Banjo Paterson wrote the lyrics to 'Waltzing Matilda' but who wrote the music?
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Investigating the background of the man who first recorded Waltzing Matilda.
We're celebrating The Man from Snowy River (1982), the hit film inspired by Banjo Paterson's poem, with a new curated collection.
'There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around | That the colt from old Regret had got away...'
Jack Thompson, who played Clancy in the 1982 movie adaptation, reads Banjo Paterson's 'The Man from Snowy River' at the Hotel Gearin in Katoomba, NSW.
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson (1864-1941) was a poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and soldier.
This recording was made at a Radio Station (possibly in Sydney).
Just about every craze, fad and fashion in popular music has generated a recording of Waltzing Matilda.