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The collection represents a considerable part of Paterson's work and life. There is a large group of his writings in the form of manuscript and typescript drafts of verse, prose, articles and radio plays. Some drafts are fully formed, while others are notes jotted down in journals and diaries. There are papers and photographs relating to Paterson's military service in both the Boer War and World War 1, family correspondence and photographs, newspaper cuttings, ephemera, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn8047102).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, National Library of Australia, MS 10483, [class/series/file/item number(s)]'.
The collection was retained by Paterson himself until his death in 1941, after which time it was held in custody by following generations of his family before being acquired by the National Library from his great-grandson.
Related material held in the National Library:
MS 9423, Letters of Rose Paterson, 1873-1888.
MS 10086, Waltzing Matilda manuscript notated by Christina Macpherson (the Bartlam-Roulston manuscript), circa 1895.
MS 9065, Papers relating to the song "Waltzing Matilda", circa 1900-1986.
MS Acc10.019, Papers of Joan Macrae relating to Christina Macpherson, 1885-1990.
Singer of the bush, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson: complete works 1885-1900, collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie, published in 1983.
Please note: This finding aid includes descriptive information created by an archivist engaged by the Paterson family, prior to the acquisition of the archive by the National Library of Australia.
Poet, author, journalist and solider. For detailed biographical information see Australian Dictionary of Biography entry.
Business and personal correspondence. Includes letters from Paterson to his wife Alice Emily nee Walker of Tenterfield, NSW, whom he married on 8 Apr 1903.
Crosshatched letter from Paterson to his cousin, John Glentaggart, 14 Jun 1882.
Red paperback indexed letter book, labelled 'AB Paterson'.
AB Paterson to Alice.
Prisoner's letter - Henry Lawson to Paterson.
AB Paterson to Alice. Enclosed is a letter to Grace regarding a pony named 'Dot'.
Black buckskin bound indexed book, red and gold binding.
AB Paterson to Alice - TSS Euripides postmark.
AB Paterson to Alice - TSS Euripides postmark, Port Said.
AB Paterson to Alice - RMS Orsova postmark.
AB Paterson to his son, Hugh Paterson.
AB Paterson to Alice
AB Paterson to Grace Paterson, Moascar, Egypt.
AB Paterson to Hugh Paterson, Moascar. Egypt.
Letter to AB Paterson, 14 Jul 1936, enclosing a transcript of a letter (recipient not identified) from Theodore Roosevelt (1913).
Research enquiry by Paterson.
Photocopies of correspondence with the ABC.
Letter to Paterson from J.M. Arnott, 15 May 1911, together with an edited news cutting of a verse entitled a 'A Motor Courtship'.
Correspondence, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, to Mrs A Paterson re crematorium niche.
Comprises typescript and manuscript drafts of writings in various formats by Paterson including verse, articles, radio talks, a children's book and a libretto. There are manuscript fragments of writings about his Boer War and Great War experiences, later used in his book Happy Dispatches, published in 1934. Drafts for a book of Paterson's verse entitled The animals Noah forgot, with illustrations by Norman Lindsay, published by Endeavour Press in 1933. Typescript drafts of chapters for Paterson's book Illalong children, comprising childhood reminiscences, which he wrote for his granddaughters, published in 1985. See also series 3 and 5.
Part typed manuscript marked 'Sheep', The Bulletin 1895.
Part typed manuscript marked 'Wild Australia'
Part manuscript, typed and marked 'Buffalo Country', Sydney Mail, 7 January 1899.
Manuscript score of a work entitled 'Last Week', dated 5 March 1896. Words by A.B. Paterson and music by E.A. Dunn, Adelaide.
Manuscript score of an operetta entitled 'Club Life: a comic opera in 2 acts', with libretto by AB Paterson in collaboration with Ernest Truman. Includes typed version.
Typescript fragment entitled 'Uncle Sam's War'. Later used in Happy Dispatches.
Typescript fragment – 'Dispatch Going North, Chapter Eight '– An American Interlude.
Manuscript fragment - 'Happy Dispatches', re French Racing and London, 30 Oct 1901.
Manuscript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches' re Hong Kong, 5 Aug 1901.
Manuscript fragments. Oct 1899; en route SA War, 1 Nov1899; getting nearer Africa, 10 Nov 1899.
Manuscript fragment - en route for South Africa.
Manuscript fragment re Boer War.
Manuscript fragment re Boer War - request to become war correspondent.
Manuscript fragment 'Chapter Four French and Haig'.
Manuscript fragment 'Chapter 5 Lord Roberts and Winston Churchill'.
Manuscript fragments re Boer War, Philippines and China.
Manuscript fragment re Boer War, 30 May 1900.
Manuscript fragment re South African Remount Depot, Boer War, Johannesburg, May 30 1900 and Caleden Valley, South Africa, Jul 28 1900.
Manuscript fragment re Boxer Rebellion and Boer War, 29 Jul 1901.
Manuscript lyrics to song entitled 'Cape Mounted Rifles', written 1900. Sung to the tune of 'Botany Bay'.
Manuscript fragment re Charley Bluey and shearing. Includes typed copy.
Photocopy of a typescript 'Racehorses and Racing', 180pp.
Typescript 'Racehorses and Racing', chapters 1-6.
Manuscript and typescript draft 'Racehorses and racing', chapters 1-6.
'Air fight over France'.
'A Ballad of Ducks', 'Saltbush Bill JP'.
'The Old Battalion'.
Verse fragment 'Oh Peter '.
Verse Fragment, 'Hurdle horse'.
'Buffalo Country', 'The Animals Noah Forgot'.
'The Man that Never Spoke'.
'The One and Only Old Man Platypus'.
'A Bush Lawyer'.
'This Wash-Out World'. Annotated 'Written for and the property of Lord Allenby'.
'The Rangitikei Polo Club'.
Seven pages of fragmented verse and notes.
Manuscript text 'What happens in an editor's day', interleaved with one page of verse 'Commonwealth Expansion'.
Manuscript specifications 'Lever Gate', 5pp.
Pioneering and settlement, 8pp.
Manuscript text headed 'Told in the Train No 1 The Grass-hopper Plague'.
'Australian poets and literature'.
Manuscript fragment - 'The Sydney – Emden Fight'. A Map and some particulars, 5pp.
Typescript fragments with headings 'Wednesday 18 Nov 1914 – at sea' and 'Thursday 3 Dec 1914 – arrive at Alexandria' [possibly diary notes].
Typescript fragment - Chapter 12, 'France in 1914'.
Typescript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches', 'Medical Corps', 24 Dec 1914; 'Medical men in the war', 31 Dec 1914.
Typescript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches', 'History of the Lady Dudley Hospital', Christmas Day 1914.
Typescript fragment - 'Herschel Harris', 24 Dec 1914 - 31 Dec 1914.
Typescript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches', Chapter 13 'A Base Hospital'.
Typescript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches', 'Great War Wimereux Hospital'.
Typescript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches', 'Army Medical Corps'.
Typescript fragment - 'Donation of car', Dec 1914.
Typescript fragment– 'Happy Dispatches', 'Kipling'.
Typescript fragment– 'Happy Dispatches', 'The Uplifter'.
Typescript fragment - Chapter Seven: 'Lord Kitchener'.
Typescript fragments - 'Allenby's Swoop', 'Heliopolis Depot', 1916.
Typescript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches', Chapter Fourteen, 'Lord Allenby'.
Typescript fragment – 'Happy Dispatches', '2nd Light Horse Brigade Narrative of Operations', 19 Sep – 4 Oct 1918.
Manuscript and typescript copies entitled 'Racing as it was'.
Manuscript and typescript copies entitled 'Charity Randwick Race'.
Typescript entitled 'Chinese Racing'.
Typescript entitled 'The Racing Game'.
Typescript entitled 'Ownership'.
Typescript entitled 'Racing'.
Typescript entitled 'Pioneers and places'.
Typescript entitled 'War'.
Typescript entitled 'Golden water'.
Typescript entitled 'The Sydney Ground'.
Typescript entitled 'Bradman'.
Typescript entitled 'Ireland'.
Typescript entitled 'Old cricketers'.
Typescript entitled 'Tyson'.
Typescript entitled 'Old Times
Crick and Jack Want'.
Typescript entitled 'Newspapers and Newspaper men'.
Typescript entitled 'Australian Local Colour'.
Typescript entitled 'Singers Among Savages'.
Typescript entitled 'Cricket and Rowing'
Typescript entitled 'South Coast Stories'.
Typescript entitled 'Wild Horses'.
Typescript entitled 'New Guinea Gold'.
Typescript entitled 'Our Earliest Inhabitants'.
Typescript entitled 'Sydney in the Seventies'
Typescript entitled 'The Golden Mile'
Typescript entitled 'Political Giants'.
Typescript entitled 'Floods in Queensland'.
Typescript entitled 'The Islands (Australia's Pilgrim Fathers)'
Typescript entitled 'The Northern Territory'.
Typescript entitled 'Men and Horses'.
Typescript entitled 'Kipling'
Typescript entitled 'The West'.
Typescript entitled 'The East'.
Typescript entitled 'Golf' - referencing Rose Bay Golf Club.
Typescript entitled 'Archibald'.
Typescript entitled 'Larry Foley'.
Typescript fragments with headings/subjects: 'The Great War', 'Northern Territory', 'Newspapers', 'Kipling', 'Mining', 'Pioneers', and 'Local colour'.
Typescript entitled 'The Land Where Nothing Mattered'.
Typescript entitled 'Born to Trouble'.
Typescript entitled 'Go West Young Man'.
Typescript entitled 'South Seas'.
Typescript entitled 'New Hebrides'.
Typescript entitled 'Apprentices'.
Typescript entitled 'Remounts'.
Typescript entitled 'Dave and the Boss see the Show'.
Typescript entitled 'Kuriong'.
Typescript fragment entitled Chapter Two, 'The Coming of the Cocky', annotated 'Page 1'.
Typescript fragment entitled 'The Railway' annotated 'Page 1'.
Typescript entitled 'The Blacks', 15pp.
Typescript entitled 'William Paterson', 8pp. Reference to Barton family (Rose Paterson, née Barton, mother of AB Paterson), and maternal grandmother – Emily Mary Darvall.
Typescript entitled 'Sheep-dogs', 16pp.
Carbon typescript entitled 'Dogs and Horses', 16pp.
Manuscript entitled 'Wedding Sheep', 5pp. Dog story about AB Paterson and his dog Susan.
Manuscript entitled 'Song of Murray's Brigade', written Sep 1940.
Manuscript entitled 'Unforgotten'.
Manuscript fragement, no title.
Typescript entitled 'Constantine the Great'.
Typescript, no title.
Manuscript fragment, no title, Irish hunting story, 1p.
Typescript, no title, Joyce at mailbox, 3pp.
Fragment of manuscript letter from 'Euabolong', Christmas, 1938 containing lines of verse entitled 'Black swans the call of Homeland'.
Typescript of a radio broadcast of 'The man from Snowy River'.
Typescript of an article by Paterson about Henry Herman Kater together with correspondence from Sir Norman Kater re publication.
Typescript entitled 'Press life'
Typescript fragment entitled 'Australia'.
Typescript entitled 'Bridge Slams and Sixes'.
Typescript entitled 'Jimmy Williamson and Tommy Maraki', one rough and one edited copy.
Typescript fragments of works entitled 'Racing', 4pp; 'Madame Bolivia ', 1p; 'Thorough-breds ', 4pp; 'Australia', 1p; and 'Hospitals', 1p.
Typescript re 'Minerva Theatre'.
Manuscript music score of 'The Dry Canteen', 1940. Music by Alfred Hill, words by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson.
Manuscript music score of 'The Dry Canteen', second copy.
Draft agreement between Alfred Hill and Paterson re 'The Dry Canteen', May 1940.
Application for Registration of Copyright for the song 'The Dry Canteen' 29 Mar 1940 (Paterson) and 2 Jun 1940 (Hill and Paterson).
Application for Registration of Copyright in the song 'Unforgotten'.
Copyright ownership registration by Paterson for the song 'The Dry Canteen', 23 May 1940.
Letter AMF, Eastern Command, to Paterson re receipt of the song 'The Dry Canteen' for a military performance, 10 June 1940.
Copyright ownership registration by Paterson for the song 'Unforgotten', 5 July 1940.
Letter from Chappell and Co. to Paterson re return of the score of 'The Dry Canteen', 27 August 1940.
Typescript 'Introduction' 2pp.
Typescript 'First Impressions', 9pp [chapter 1].
Typescript 'Shepherding', 15pp [chapter 2].
Typescript 'Arrival at Illalong', 6pp [chapter 3]. A second typed page contains additional text re family history.
Typescript 'King Billy and his Family', 5pp [chapter 4].
Typescript 'Spear Throwing', 7pp [chapter 5].
Typescript 'Some Adventures', 5pp [chapter 6].
Typescript 'Store-keeping' [chapter 7]. Two drafts - one of 7 pp. and one of 5pp.
Typescript 'Wild Life' [chapter 8]. Two drafts - one of 12 pp and one of 32 pp. The earlier draft includes material used in Chapter 1.
Typescript 'Big Kerrigan', 13pp [chapter 9]
Typescript 'Home Life ', 13pp [chapter 10].
Typescript 'Old Hands' (Old Edmund), [chapter 11].
Typescript 'Uplift at Illalong', [chapter 12]. Two drafts - one 3 pp. and one 2pp.
Typescript 'In Drought Times' 9pp [chapter 13].
Typescript 'Pet Lambs', 5pp [chapter 14].
Typescript 'Of Dogs and Crawfishing' [chapter 15].
Typescript 'The Rescue', 4pp [chapter 16].
Typescript 'The Parrot's Nest' [chapter 17]. Two drafts - one 4 pp. and one 3 pp. Includes notes on birds of the bush.
Typescript fragments from 'Illalong Children', 18pp.
Typescript fragment – story told by father with other family history, 5pp.
Manuscript entitled 'Bush Fire', 5pp.
Manuscript notes on Coodra homestead, 1p.
Typescript fragment 'The Battle of Boree - Recollection'.
Typescript family history notes, 10pp.
Manuscript autobiographical notes.
Typescript entitled 'A Remount Depot'.
Typescript entitled 'South African Remount Service'.
Typescript entitled 'South African war', 4pp.
Manuscript entitled 'War Correspondent', 7pp.
Typescript entitled 'Morant'.
Typescript entitled 'Remounts', 4pp.
Typescript entitled 'Hospital's Troubles'.
Typescripts entitled 'Weather prophet', 'Happy Dispatches', 'Fighting the Turks'.
'Buffalo shooting and other sport'.
'Going north', 28 Sep 1901.
'The Torres Straits Pilot', 11 Sep 1901.
Musical score for 'A Bushman's Song' by Paterson. Published by Boosey and Co., London.
Published version of Paterson's book The animals Noah forgot, 1933. Contains letter from Lord Allenby to AB Paterson, 24 Jul 1933 and dedication to Lord Allenby on front piece with verse noted 'Not for publication'.
Promotional circular publicising Paterson's book Happy Dispatches published in 1934, together with publication agreement dated 21 Mar 1934.
Photocopy of an article entitled 'The sheep savers - a tale of the West', Sydney Mail, 13 Aug 1932
Photocopy of poem entitled 'Then and now', Sydney Mail, 10 Apr 1935.
A small group of noteboosk, dairies and journals which contain drafts of Paterson's writings.
Contains manuscript draft of Walzing Matilda, together with fragments of verse, articles, song, prose, and general notes.
Small notebook containing manuscript drafts of verse.
Notebook annotated 'Buffalo Country'. Contains verse.
Cover annotated 'Stations and sheds Queensland'. Contains manuscript text. Transcript extract included.
Four Boer War notebooks.
Cover annotated 'First part South Sea diary, Apr-Jun 1902'.
Cover annotated 'End of South Sea diary, Jun-Jul 1902'. Reverse of diary annotated 'Rio Grande' and contains draft manuscript verse and listing of 50 poems.
Cover annotated 'England via China' containing manuscript drafts of verse, pp1-95, 29 Jul - 15 Oct 1901.
Cover annotated 'Java, pearl diving, sugar cane, notes re station life'. Includes approx 80pp of prose entitled 'The pearl diver'.
Cover annotated 'Coonamble strike, old verses, sundries' and carved with the word 'Articles'. Contains draft verse.
Cover annotated 'Trip to Brewarrina' while reverse end of diary contains manuscript text re Sydney.
Cover annotated 'Horse notes'.
Cover annotated 'Great War embarkation Oct 1914'. Includes a manuscript diagram of positions of convoy ships.
Cover annotated 'En route to Great War - horses on ship'.
Cover annotated 'Great War 14 Nov-1 Dec 1915'.
Cover annotated 'Great War, Maadi Camp' [Egypt]. Contents include AIS Regimental Orders, 1 Apr 1916, diary notes, verse, prose, notes re appointment of attorney, and notes for a lecture on horses ancient and modern.
Cover annotated 'Maadi, 1916 - notes for Bush Yarn'.
Autograph book used as a notebook. Australian Remount Unit, 1916-1917.
Draft verses and fragments for The animals Noah forgot.
Travel diary 19 Aug 1938-4 Mar 1939.
Originals of Dabelle's South Sea diary and journal. Comprises a small volume and three separate groups of pages.
Original notebook annotated 'Buffalo Shooter Rees's diary and notes on blacks'. Includes some indigenous/English translations and notes about indigenous customs. Note: seven pages torn out of front.
Notebook annotated 'Paddy Cahill's buffalo diary'. First page annotated 'Copy of a trip through buffalo land, written by P. Cahill, Port Darwin, 29 Nov 1898'.
Copy of the scrapbook of the log of the ship 'Surry', written by the ship's Doctor, Dr Ramsay, giving an account of their visit to Pitcairn Island in April 1821.
Cuttings include published versions of Paterson's work and tributes on his death.
Cuttings of articles written by Paterson in his role as 'Boer War correspondent'.
Verse 'Hawker the Standard Bearer', published in Smith's Weekly, 24 May 1919
'Twenty-seven to Nine'. Drafted by Paterson as 'Air fight over France'.
Cuttings of published verse by Paterson.
'Banjo Paterson's Australia', tribute published in Tattersall's Club Magazine, Mar 1941.
Photocopy of Sydney Grammar School Magazine.
Reporting on Paterson's death.
Tribute following Paterson's death, published in The Bulletin, 12 Feb 1941.
Tribute following Paterson's death, published in The Bulletin, 26 Feb 1941.
Tribute following Paterson's death, published in the AIF news, 8 Feb 1941.
'70 year pageant', published in The Bulletin, 1 Feb 1950.
Reproduction of The Bulletin, Christmas Edition, 9 Dec 1899.
Copy of State Library NSW catalogue re exhibition 'The Bulletin 1880 – 1910'. Exhibition included references to Paterson.
Copy State Library NSW catalogue re exhibition 'The Last Man and the Last Shilling', April 1980 – Feb 1981. Exhibition included verse 'Johnny Boer' by Paterson.
Correspondence and official papers relating to Paterson's roles in both wars. See also series 3.
Page from the newspaper 'The Field', Bloemfontein, 18 Apr 1900. Contains 'Proclamation' by Field Marshall Roberts re cease of hostilities in the Orange Free State.
Receipt for payment of wages by Paterson to Charles Temple Jones.
Poster with cartoon illustration by A. Collingridge.
Licence 74 – issued to AB Paterson as Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, whilst with the Army in South Africa.
Travel pass giving Paterson permission to accompany troops under General French's command.
Travel pass as Reuters' correspondent.
Travel passes dated 15 Dec 1899 and 21 Dec 1899, together with notice of letters dated 1 Dec 1899.
Governor NSW commendation - free passage to AB Paterson.
Reuters commendation to Barraclough re Paterson, 1 Aug 1900; telegram Cape Town, 21 August 1900; letter Sydney Morning Herald, 3 Oct 1900; newspaper correspondent licence.
NSW Free passage Russian Consul .
Fragment of document written by FD Irvine, TSS Euripides, 25 Nov 1914.
Document: certification of AB Paterson as Honorary Veterinary Officer during voyage of Euripides from Australia to Alexandria, 4 Dec 1914.
Documents: three noted naval signals, dated 9 Nov1914, 10.00am, 11.20am and 11.45am, HMAS Sydney to HMAS Melbourne.
Postcard of Jerusalem, p Produced by Tuck and Sons.
Documents: program of a Bohemian Concert, Australian Voluntary Hospital, 26 Dec 1914 (reverse side Roll call); souvenir of Sports and Tournaments HMAT Orsova, 4 Dec 1915; program of Sports Heliopolis Stadium, Cairo, 26 Dec 1916; and program of Sports to be held at Moascar, Egypt on 19 Nov 1918.
Pay calculation sheet and pay books of AB Paterson.
Currency note, has arabic script.
Documents: AIF Regimental Orders No 5, 5 Apr 1916, 2 pp; AIF Regimental Orders No 3, 3 Apr 1916; and AIF Regimental Orders No 4, 4 Apr 1916.
Documents: - Defence message dated 2 Apr 1917 and Australian Remount Depot reply of 3 Apr 1917.
Document: Commonwealth of Australia notice to Alice Paterson of issue of passport for travel to Egypt via Colombo, 24 Dec 1917.
Document: - Officers' Mess, Australian Training Centre, invitation to Major and Mrs Paterson, 19 Dec 1918.
Map of Jericho, Palestine, showing ANZAC positions.
Documents: - ANZ Training Centre Program of Sports meeting held at Moascar, Egypt, 25 Apr 1918; Program of Sports meeting, Moascar, 8–9 Feb 1918; Program Sports meeting, Moascar, 26 Dec 1918.
Documents: Australian Remount Depot nominal roll, 9 Oct 1918; Australian Remount Depot list of B squadron NCOs and men on Trek with horses.
Documents: Remounts memo, 13 Sep 1918; Order, 16 Sep 1918; Nominal Roll six officers embarked at Port Said on the Kildonian Castel, 1 Apr 1919.
Published card 'We're All Australians Now', a letter to the troops at the Dardanelles' (by A.B. Paterson) 1915.
Map of Paris, France
Printed greeting card, 6th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Xmas 1918.
Copy of Proclamation of Martial Law by General Allenby, 9 Dec 1917.
Passport Foreign Office London - travel to France.
Letter - Department of Defence to AB Paterson.
Letters - Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail to AB Paterson.
Letter - Agent General NSW re Australian Voluntary Hospital, Boulogne.
Telegram - AB Paterson regarding application Remount Unit.
Commission Andrew Barton Paterson Captain (Temporary) Land Forces, Australian Military Forces.
Notification of promotion Hon-Major, Australian Military Forces.
Disciplinary memo - Moascar, 69th Light Horse Regiment, 6 Dec 1918. Profit and Loss account dated 30 Nov 1918.
Letter - Major Blackland to Mrs Paterson Moascar Egypt, 1 Apr 1918.
Australian Training Depot Authorisation, Ladies to Jerusalem, 24 Feb 1919.
Fragment of a letter from Alice to son.
Letter - AB Paterson to Alice re attendance at Cairo show.
Letter from AMF to Major AB Paterson re termination of appointment, 3 Jul 1919.
Letter from Paterson to Colonel Fulton re 'The Cookhouse' article, The Kia-Ora Cooee.
Promoting 'Banjo Paterson - War Correspondent and lecturer'.
Cartoon 'Roll Call – The Return of the NSW Contingent'. Cartoonist Livingston York Yourtee Hopkins.
A group of photographs and postcards depicting troops and horses in both wars.
Battle, Elands River, Transvaal 4–16 Aug 1900, Cope's Trench.
Distribution of Queen's chocolate to troops, Christmas, 1899 (2 copies).
AB Paterson on the horse that carried him through the Boer War.
Autographed copy - Bloemfontein dinner menu, 28 Mar 1900.
Dinner menu, 28 Mar 1900. Verses written on back by Rudyard Kipling after conversation with AB Paterson.
Photograph album - Australian Remount Unit.
Album of postcards - Australian Remount Unit.
Photographs of troops in Egypt.
Two sketches of Paterson drawn by George Lambert.
Portrait photograph of Paterson at the end of the war.
Photographs and postcards.
Large format photograph of Paterson on horse back
A group of scrapbooks containing family memorabilia and other papers including newspaper cuttings, correspondence, press reviews and photographs.
Annotated 'Andrew Bogle Paterson of Illalong Binalong'. Comprises newspaper clippings pasted on to part of an older publication about the Pelew Islands.
Kept by Emily Mary Barton. Contains poetry, newspaper clipping and photographs.
Album labelled 'Scraps'. Contains newspaper cuttings, correspondence and press reviews, some annotated in Paterson's hand.
A group of papers documenting information about Paterson and his family.
Paterson's Certificate of Admission to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
AB Paterson and Alice Emily Walker.
Alice Emily Walker.
Invitation - Australian Natives Association, Royal Agricultural Grounds, Moore Park, Sydney, 20 Dec 1909.
Poster No 4 - Bullock, showing Butcher's Cuts and their respective values in Australia.
Dalgety and Co. Ltd. account, AB Paterson, for shearing at Coodra Vale, Wee Jasper, 14 Oct 1909.
Bowning Store account, Messrs Paterson and Lindeman, store supplies, 1 Oct 1909.
Registration of copyright in Paterson's book Happy Dispatches, based on his experiences as a war reporter, published in Sydney by Angus and Robertson, 1934.
Letter - 22 July 1937, Premier's Office - King's Coronation Medal Coronation Day, 12 May 1937, together with letter from Buckingham Palace forwarding medal to Mr Andrew Barton Paterson.
Letter from the Governor-General re Appointment of AB Paterson as Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Telegram of congratulations from JA Lyons, Prime Minister, to AB Paterson re CBE.
Telegram Governor General to Mr AB Paterson.
St James Palace Orders of Knighthood.
Sketch book of Alice Walker, Wanganui NZ.
Water-colour painting, possibly by Alice Paterson (Walker).
Pencil sketch of AB Paterson by Alice Paterson, numbered 182.
Photographs of Paterson and his extended family.
John Bayley Darvall (great-uncle of AB Paterson).
Foundation members, Australian Club: Andrew Bogle Paterson, Capt. Barton, Sir John B Darvall, and John Paterson.
RJ Barton (grandfather of AB Paterson).
Emily Mary Barton (nee Darvall) (grandmother of AB Paterson).
Rose Isabella Paterson (nee Barton) (mother of AB Paterson).
Rose Isabella Paterson.
Andrew Bogle Paterson (father of AB Paterson).
John Paterson (uncle of AB Paterson, brother of A Bogle Paterson).
Andrew Bogle Paterson with AB Paterson.
Rose Florence Paterson (sister of AB Paterson).
Hamilton Howison Paterson (brother of AB Paterson).
Grace and Gwen Paterson (sisters of AB Paterson).
Hamilton Howison Paterson, seated end right.
Grave of Hamilton Howison Paterson, 30 Jun 1902, British New Guinea.
Baby portrait with Aboriginal nurse.
Child portrait - about nine years old (2 copies).
Child portarit of JE Paterson 'cousin Jack'
Child portrait (2 copies).
'Rockend', Gladesville - the home in which AB Paterson lived as a young man with his grandmother.
AB Paterson, seated left.
AB Paterson with horse and sulky.
AB Paterson with saddled horse.
AB Paterson mounted and with hounds.
AB Paterson, holding horse.
Annotated by AB Paterson.
Inscribed 'AB Paterson, 17 Jan 1898'.
Three portrait photographs of AB Paterson.
AB Paterson at the time of return from the Boer War.
Portraits of AB Paterson.
AB Paterson, AE Paterson, Grace Paterson, Peter Docharty, (dog).
AB Paterson with daughter Grace on horseback.
Coodra Vale was Paterson's home at Wee Jasper, near Yass, New South Wales, from 1908-1912.
Photograph of a portrait of Alice Paterson by George Lambert.
Portrait photograph of Alice Walker.
Alice Walker on her wedding day.
Alice Paterson with Grace, West Hall, 21 June 1906.
Alice Paterson with Grace and their dog, Peta.
Alice Paterson with Grace and Hugh.
Alice Paterson with Grace and Hugh at Coodra Vale.
Postcard of Alice Paterson with Grace and Hugh at Coodra Vale, possibly with a neighbour.
Two postcards of Alice Paterson with Hugh at Coodra Vale.
Alice Paterson with Grace and Hugh (two copies).
Alice Paterson with Missy the dog at Rose Bay.
Newspaper clipping 'Poet's daughter as bride', 13 Dec 1931, together with wedding invitation.
Alice and Andrew Barton Paterson.
Photographs of Paterson in later years.
Published booklet entitled 'A month in the bush of Australia: journal of one of a party of gentlemen who recently travelled from Sydney to Port Philip: with some remarks on the present state of the farming establishments and society in the settled parts of the Argyle country'.
Commission with the East India Company Service for Captain John Paterson, 28 Mar 1822 (great-uncle of AB Paterson)
Two souvenir dinner menus - Captain Charles Cape and AB Patterson, autographed by attendees, 17 Sep 1902.
Souvenir dinner menu printed with 'Adieu to our Bachelor Friend Mr A.B. Paterson', Wentworth Hotel, Sydney, 2 April 1903.
Souvenir menu of a dinner for the Earl of Jersey given by NSW State Ministry, Hotel Australia, Sydney, 8 Dec 1905. Autographed by attendees.
Souvenir dinner menu - Australian Club, 21 Mar 1906, autographed.
Souvenir dinner menu - Captain Charles Cape, 16 Apr 1906.
Invitation - Jubilee Fiftieth Anniversary of NSW Parliament, 22 May 1906.
Souvenir dinner menu - Australian Club, in honour of winning horse, 'Maltine', 26 Nov 1906.
Souvenir dinner menu - Sydney Grammar School Old Boys Jubilee, ABC Cafe, 10 Aug 1907.
Card reproducing the poem 'My Country' by Dorothea Mackellar.
Two souvenir Victoria Racing Club Spring Meeting programs, one for Cup Day and one for Derby Day.
Notebook page, Coodra Vale journal dated 19 - 23 Oct 1908.
Three undated photographs of Coodra Vale and a Wee Jasper post card.
Magazine article entitled 'The Barren Jack Irrigation Proposals', published in 'Town and Country' journal, 9 May 1906, pp. 29 – 34. Illustrated by Lionel Lindsay.
Article from 'Town and Country' journal entitled 'Tenterfield Station', 6 May 1899.
Tenterfield District Historical Society information booklet.
Article in 'The Scottish Field', Jul 1933, re St John's Kirk.
'Wireless Weekly' magazine, Vol 18, No 17, 16 Oct 1931. Contains tribute to Paterson entitled 'Where the Hooves of the Horses are Ringing' and the program for a series of radio talks by Paterson.
Proof copy of entry for Paterson in 'Who's Who'.
Newspaper article entitled 'This is No Fish Yarn', a report on an interview Paterson gave on Radio 2BL.
Photocopy of a cartoon by L Hopkins, published in 1899. Subject is a visit by the English football team.
Autographed photo of Snowy Baker (1932), together with note to 'Banjo' from Baker (1940).
Obituary for Lieutenant Adrian Consett Stephen, killed in action on 14 Mar 1918.
Newspaper article 'Some Interesting Facts About the Song Waltzing Matilda' by E V Carragher.
Letter upon death of Major Edward Thomas, 23 Feb 1947. Encloses a copy of the poem 'There's Another Blessed Horse Fell Down', which was written by Paterson c1900.
A small group of papers relating to Paterson's interest in race horses.
Itemised account to J McGrath re training 'Call Boy', 26 January - 6 December 1908.
Racehorse registration for 'Linotype', 1914. Receipts (1911) for purchase, transport and stabling of Bay or Brown colt, foaled 1909.
Three letters relating to the purchase of horses.
Public Library of New south Wales, racing history research, 6 October 1906, and Hawkesbury Agricultural College, diagram of 'Parts of a Horse'.
Catalogue of sires, The Straffan Station Stud, Ireland.
Includes annotated, first edition copies of Paterson's published works.
Fragment of published music 'Redowa and Polish Polkas'.
'Newspaper Press Bazaar News', No 2, Vol 1, 29 Jun 1898, England. Back page contains a reference to 'Kipling's Splendid Books'.
Souvenir book - 'Grand Fair and Press Bazaar', New South Wales, Aug 1899.
'The Bulletin', vol 62, no. 3183, 12 Feb 1941.
'The Bulletin', vol 71, no. 3651, 1 Feb 1950.
Cover only of 'The Bulletin', vol 62, no. 3185, 26 Feb 1941.
Christmas edition of 'The Bulletin', vol 30, no. 1034, 9 Dec 1899.
Pages from 'The A.I.F. News', 8 Feb 1941.
The man from Snowy River and other verses, A.B. Paterson, limited edition copy 17 of 25 published in 1895. Signed by Paterson.
Rio Grande's last race and other verses, A.B. Paterson, published in 1902. Signed by Paterson and Alice Paterson with the annotation 'Sydney, Oct 19th 1903'.
The old bush songs, composed and sung in the bushranging, digging, and overlanding days, edited by A.B. Paterson, published in 1905. Signed by Alice Paterson.
An outback marriage: a story of Australian life, A.B. Paterson, published in 1906. Inscribed 'To my wife with love from A.B. Paterson'.
Three elephant power and other stories, A.B. Paterson, published in 1917. Inscribed 'To Hugh Paterson from his father A.B. Paterson'.
Three elephant power and other stories, A.B. Paterson, published in 1924. Inscribed 'To Ken Harvie from A.B. Paterson'.
Two copies of The animals Noah forgot, A.B. Paterson, with illustrations by Norman Lindsay. One copy inscribed 'To my dear wife with much love and admiration for her unfailing pluck and cheerfulness, A.B. Paterson, March 1933'. The other copy annotated 'Proof copy'.
Happy Dispatches, A.B. Paterson, published 1934. Inscribed 'To my dearest wife who has ever proved herself a marvel of good temper and unselfishness, A.B. Paterson, 17 Auguts 1934'. Inserted is an unidentified black and white photograph of a mother and child.
The shearer's colt, A.B. Paterson, published in 1936. Inscribed 'To my wife with love, A.B. Paterson'.
Collected verse of A.B. Paterson, published in 1937. Inscribed 'Hugh Paterson by way of replacing a copy that was burnt, with all best wishes from his father, A.B. Paterson, April 1938'.
A group of artifacts and original arworks accumulated by Paterson.
Original pencil sketch of Major Paterson by G.W. Lambert.
A set of pen and ink cartoons by Norman Lindsay entitled 'A tradgedy in velvet trousers'. Inscribed 'To Banjo Paterson with Norman Lindsay's compliments'.
Original pen and ink drawing by Lionel Lindsay, titled 'A quiet day in Dandaloo'.
Original of a golfing cartoon inscribed 'To A.B. Paterson with regards from Arthur Mailey, 1925'.
Dinner menu, Bloemfontein, 28 Mar 1900. Signed by attendees, including Neville Chamberlain and Rudyard Kipling. Inscribed by Kipling with a poem.
A set of eight pen and ink and one watercolour cartoons by Frank Mahony entitled 'The Geebung Polo Club'.
Watercolour by Frank Mahony, 'The Shifter'.
Pencil and watercolour drawing by Frank Mahony, 'Durren Durren'.
Rosehill Racing Cup Trophy, won by Paterson on 'Black Tracker', 16 May 1896, Hunt Club Steeplechase.
Squadron Cup presented by the Sports Committee, HMAT Orsova A57, for competition of squadron First and Second Remount Units.
Pencil portrait of Alice Paterson by G.W. Lambert.
[Copy?] of a Phil May cartoon. Record of the fight between Phil May and Fatty Colman.
Painting of horses racing by J.F Herring Sen.
The Polo Challenge Cup, won by A.B. Paterson on 'The Shifter'.
Original pencil sketch of Paterson by Captain W. Longstaff.
Original pen and ink cartoon by Phil May. Inscribed in pencil by May.
Kensington Steeplchase, won by A.B. Paterson on 'Gossip', 18 Sep 1895.