The man from Snowy River and other verses
The Man from Snowy River and other Verses was published in 1895 and contains many of Paterson's most famous works, including the title poem which is regarded as one of the quintessential national narratives. Among other poems, the work includes "Clancy of the Overflow", "How Gilbert Died", "A Bush Christening", "In Defence of the Bush" and "The Man from Ironbark".A.B. (Andrew Barton) Paterson (1864-1941) was born near Orange in New South Wales and achieved fame as a short story, ballad and legend writer, drawing on his experiences growing up near Yass. He is the major folk poet of Australian literature, publishing many books of verse, short stories and two novels.