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153612
  • Title
    Doris Kennedy photocopies of letters from A. B. (Banjo) Paterson, 7 February 1915, 8 May 1916, 2 August 1916, 15 September 1920
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 6549
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    7 February 1915, 8 May 1916, 2 August 1916, 15 September 1920
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    153612
  • Issue Copy
    Photocopy : MLMSS 6549
  • Physical Description
    0.02 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript, photocopy)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    A.B. (Banjo) Paterson, 1864-1941, poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and soldier was the author of 'The Man from Snowy River' and other bush ballads. At the outbreak of World War I he sailed for England hoping for a job as a war correspondent. In 1915 he visited the Straffan stud on the Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland, owned by Edward Kennedy (Doris Kennedy was probably his wife). He returned to Australia and was commissioned in the AIF. He fought in the Middle East in 1916 and was given command of the Australian Remount Squadron from October of that year until mid-1919. Back in Australia he took over editorship of 'The Sportsman'in 1920.
  • Scope and Content
    Subjects covered by Paterson in these four letters include horses and horseracing, his activities as a remount officer in Egypt and as a journalist and family man after the war.
  • Source
    Presented by Robert Jocelyn in July 1998
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
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