J. B. 'Banjo' Paterson was not simply the author of the words of 'Waltzing Matilda', Australia's unofficial national anthem, and many other classic ballads such as 'The man from Snowy River' and 'Clancy of the Overflow'. Though it is now almost forgotten, he was a first-rate war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, a friend of 'Breaker' Morant, an expert horseman, and later an editor of The Sydney Evening News and The Sportsman and the earliest collection of traditional Aussie bush songs. This new edition includes over 50 of his most popular poems and a new chapter on the development on his poetry.