Aussie Bush Poets & other Larrikins

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1895- Banjo Paterson writes "Waltzing Matilda" about an itinerant worker who drowns himself after getting caught stealing a sheep.  Paterson will become one of Australia's most successful writers, telling mostly romanticized tales of Australian rural life for his fellow city dwellers.

The Top 20 Greatest Banjo Paterson Poems of All Time

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE February 1864 – 5 February 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.

Harry 'Breaker' Morant 9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902 ~Executed~ He was born in Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

HARRY HARBORD MORANT: Writing his popular bush ballads and having them published from 1891 in the Sydney Newspaper "The Bulletin" he became friendly with fellow Australian poets Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and William Ogilvie.

The Penguin Book of Australian Verse, Penguin Poets. 1958. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

The Penguin Book of Australian Verse, Penguin Poets. 1958. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal people (Kath Walker) Australian Aboriginal poet, activist and educator with a gift for words and a deep sense of her heritage. International acclaim allowed her to use her poetry and speeches in a lifelong campaign for Indigenous rights. She left school to work as a domestic at 13. photo Lance Corporal Kathleen (Kath) Walker (c 1942) of the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS)

Studio portrait of Aboriginal servicewoman, Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Kathleen Jean Mary (Kath) Walker, of Stradbroke Island, Qld

Will Ogilvie Scot/Australian Poet and great friend of The Breaker, with whom he rode. He commemorated his mate in a poem simply named Harry Morant:.......... 'Breaker Morant' was the name he earned......... For no bucking horse could throw.........This Englishman who had lived and learned......... As much as the bushmen know.

Poems by William Henry Ogilvie. William Henry Ogilvie was born in Kelso, Scotland, Ogilvie moved to Australia at the age of twenty.

Australian Poets 1788-1888 by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden &​ Welsh, 1888 | Beautiful Antiuqe Books

Australian Poets by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden &​ Welsh, 1888

Guy McLean Very Funny Turbulence - YouTube

"Turbulence" written by Murray Hartin and presented by Guy McLean. Guy is a award winning Australian Horseman and Bush Poet.

Image copyright                  Getty Images                  Image caption                     The brumbies are a central part of Australian folklore thanks to bush poet Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem, The Man From Snowy River   A plan to cull almost all the famous wild horses in Australia’s Snowy Mountains region has been criticised as “horrific” by conservationists. The New South Wales government wants to cull about 90% of the horses

A horse runs in flood waters on April 2015 near Dungog, Australia. Three people have died and more than are still without power as cyclonic winds and rains continue to lash the Sydney, Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions of New South Wales

Favourite Australian Poems, Poetry book, Vintage poetry, Poet, Australia, Collectibles, Illustrated, Down Under, Aussie, Verse, History by Eclectiquesdotorg on Etsy

Favourite Australian Poems, Poetry book, Vintage poetry, Poet, Australia, Collectibles, Illustrated, Down Under, Aussie, Verse, History by Eclectiquesdotorg on Etsy

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