Australia, Other Poets

Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

Mulga Bill's Bicycle was first published in 1896 in the Sydney Mail on July the 25th. Mulga Bill's Bicycle by A.B. Paterson ‘Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen; He… Continue reading Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

Australia, Other Poets

Waltzing Mathilda

Officially the Australian National Anthem is Advance Australia Fair. Officially. But all Australians know for a fact that the REAL Anthem is a much older, more traditional ballad that was written by my beloved Banjo Paterson. In 1895 Banjo wrote Walting Mathilda at Dagworth Station. It is thought that the lyrics were inspired by the… Continue reading Waltzing Mathilda

Other Poets

The Man from Snowy River

I am Australian born and bred. I grew up with the words of Banjo Paterson. So it was no surprise that I fell in love with the movie The Man From Snowy River. All poetry should be read aloud. None more so than this poem. As I read it – I cry. As I listen… Continue reading The Man from Snowy River