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The Resource The man from Snowy River, poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow

The man from Snowy River, poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow

Label
The man from Snowy River
Title
The man from Snowy River
Statement of responsibility
poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Aust'n. One of the most famous poems in Australian literature, The Man from Snowy River was first published in The Bulletin, on 26 April 1890. The poem tells the story of a chase to recapture a valuable colt. 'The Man' - who is not identified by name - rides down a suicidally steep slope to rescue the horse, collect the reward money and become a local hero. It is thought that the character of The Man from Snowy River was based on Jack Riley from Corryong, although a strong case has been made that 'the Man' is a composite character from a number of people Paterson met. The poem was written at a time when there was a groundswell of sentiment towards Australia as a new and distinct nation apart from the British Empire, and the bush settings and characters in poems by Paterson and Henry Lawson served to emphasise the growing 'difference' in national identity. Several films, a television series and a musical have been made from the story, proof of its enduring power to captivate Australia ns to this day
  • 5 yrs+
Cataloging source
NCLN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1864-1941
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paterson, A. B.
Dewey number
A821.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Macarthur-Onslow, Annette
Series statement
Picture bluegum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian poetry
  • Children's poetry, Australian
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The man from Snowy River, poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. First published 1977 by William Collins
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000009920476
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780207157080
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)221443088
Label
The man from Snowy River, poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
Publication
Note
Reprint. First published 1977 by William Collins
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000009920476
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780207157080
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)221443088

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