Meet… Banjo Paterson

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A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the bush poet Banjo Paterson. Banjo Paterson is one of Australia’s most loved poets. This is the story of how he came to write his legendary ballads "The Man from Snowy River" and "Waltzing Matilda". From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.


Kristin Weidenbach is a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California. She is the author of several academic publications and writes popular nonfiction focused on Australian history. Her picture book Tom the Outback Mailman, illustrated by Timothy Ide, won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Book of the Year 2013. She is the author of the adult titles Rock Star: the Story of Reg Sprigg, Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the Story of Tom Kruse, Blue Flames, Black Gold: The Story of Santos, and First Watch: 40 Years of the Cruising Yacht Club of SA. James Gulliver Hancock is a Sydney-born illustrator who has created art for print, TV, and the music industry. James splits his time between Sydney and New York.