5 facts about Banjo
He lived in a cottage called Rockend, in the suburb of Gladesville for most of his life, yet he became wildly famous for the poems and stories he wrote about life in the Australian outback.
He also wrote The Man from Snowy River, a collection of verses (including the poem by the same name) that sold out of its first edition in a week.
Banjo Patterson was hired as a reporter and traveled to China. During World War I he was an ambulance driver in France.
His real name is Andrew Barton Paterson.
Banjo's grandmas name was Rebecca. Banjo Paterson's six younger siblings were: Rose, Emily, Mary, Hamilton, Grace and Gwendolyn.