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Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson was a poet, journalist, and author. He’s best known for his poem “Waltzing Matilda,” widely considered the unofficial national anthem of Australia.
Written at the turn of the 20th century,An Outback Marriage tells the story of an Englishman who sets out to find an heiress in colonial Australia. What follows is a romantic, humorous depiction of the bushland and its people—complete with brawls, horse chases, and, of course, a marriage.
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The colonial-era Australian bush is brought vibrantly to life in An Outback Marriage. First published in 1906, it’s one of only two novels by beloved humourist Banjo Paterson, who was renowned for his poems (including “Waltzing Matilda”) and short stories. In a busy frontier landscape of cattle rustling and clashing cultures, a young Englishman finds himself introduced to Aussie life in the form of romance, adversity and, of course, good humour. The novel features all the hallmarks of Paterson’s enduring poetry, from masterful scene setting to sly comic characterisations.