Snowy River Riders
A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Paintings by Robert Lovett
"Few poems have captured the spirit of a nation as completely as Banjo Paterson's 'The Man from Snowy River'. First published in the Bulletn in 1890, the legend of the brilliant rider from Snowy River 'where the hills are twice as steep and twice as rough' has inspired generations of Australians. This book brings together in one collection Paterson's poetry celebrating the bushmen of the Snowy Mountains high country:
'...the Snowy River rider [who] on the mountains make their home,
Where the river runs those giant hills between.'
Lavishly illustrated by successful Sydney artist Robert Lovett, this book is a tribute to the harsh and demanding life of the squatters, drovers and above all, the magnificent riders who opneed up the rugged mountain country; the men of whom Banjo Paterson wrote:
'I have seen full many horsemen since I first commenced to roam,
But nowhere yet such horsemen have I seen.'
At the Melting of the Snow
The Mountain Squatter
The Man from Snowy River
A Mountain Station
With the Cattle
On Kiley's Run
From the Angus & Robertson hardback edition, 1991.
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