BANJO PATERSON A CHILDREN'S TREASURY book cover   Banjo Paterson A Children's Treasury
Illustrated by Dee Huxley

Jacket photograph: A.B. Paterson at the time of his return from the Boer War. (Paterson estate)

Dustjacket synopsis:
"This unusual collection brings together many of Banjo Paterson's familar poems and stories as well as some of his lesser known writings. Some of the works, such as the short story Constantine the Great, and extracts from the author's childhood reminiscences, Illalong Children, were written especially for children. The rest have been chosen for the appeal that they have for young readers. The result is a collection with a generous share of humour and a nice mix of memorable characters, animals and landscape.

"The refreshing illustrations by Dee Huxley demonstrate a fine sensitivity to both the mond of the young poetry and to Paterson's stories and poetry."


The Cast-Iron Canvasser
The Man from Snowy River
Illalong Children
   Arrival at "Illalong"
   Home Life
   The Rescue
On Kiley's Run
A Bush Christening
Old Pardon, the Son of Reprieve
His Masterpiece
Buffalo Country
Campin' Round Coonamble
The Travelling Post Office
Waltzing Matilda
Three Elephant Power
Been There Before
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The Merino Sheep
The Amateur Rider
The Cat
The Dog
The Old Timer's Steeplechase
A Bushman's Song
The Man from Goondiwindi, Q.
Weary Will
The Man from Ironbark
Constantine the Great
Saltbush Bill's Second Fight
Clancy of the Overflow
Mulga Bill's Bicycle
The Amateur Gardener
Shearing with a Hoe
The Oracle at the Theatre
The Uplift
My Various Schools

From the Lansdowne hardback edition, 1984.

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