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The Resource Henry & Banjo, James Knight

Henry & Banjo, James Knight

Label
Henry & Banjo
Title
Henry & Banjo
Statement of responsibility
James Knight
Title variation
  • Henry and Banjo
  • Henry & Banjo
Title variation remainder
the tumultuous lives and times of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, the men who wrote Australia's story
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today most of us know that Henry Lawson and Andrew 'Banjo' Paterson were famous writers. We know about Matilda, Clancy of the Overflow and the Man from Snowy River; The Drover's Wife, While the Billy Boils and Joe Wilson and his mates, but little else. Here, in a compelling and engaging work, James Knight brings Henry and Banjo's own stories to life. And there is much to tell. Both were country born, just three years and three hundred kilometres apart, Henry on the goldfields of Grenfell and Banjo on a property near Orange, but their paths to literary immortality took very different routes - indeed at times their lives were ones of savage and all too tragic contrasts. Banjo, born into a life of comparative privilege, would rise from country boy to Sydney Grammar student, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and revered man about town. Henry's formal education only began when his feminist mother finally won her battle for a local school but illness and subsequent deafness would make continuing his lessons difficult, seeing him find work as a labourer, a coach painter and a journalist, all the while wrestling with poverty, alcoholism and mental illness. Both men would become household names during their lifetimes. Both would have regrets. HENRY AND BANJO details two incredibly fascinating lives and delves into the famous (and not so famous) writings of the two men who had the power to influence and change Australia
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knight, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paterson, A. B.
  • Lawson, Henry
  • Poets, Australian
  • Authors, Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
Henry & Banjo, James Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 415 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9780733633614
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a133495
  • (Sirsi) a133495
Label
Henry & Banjo, James Knight
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 415 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9780733633614
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a133495
  • (Sirsi) a133495

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