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Christina's Matilda

Christina's Matilda (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wignell, Edel
Illustrated by Botte, Elizabeth

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Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?' Everyone knows the words. Many people know that the Australian poet 'Banjo' Paterson wrote them. But how may people know the origin of the tune? In 1895 a young woman named Christina Macpherson sat ...down and played a marching tune she'd heard. 'Banjo' Paterson, who was visiting Christina's brother, liked it and wrote the words of a song to it. That song was 'Waltzing Matilda'. 'Banjo' became famous, and so did 'Waltzing Matilda'. But Christina's part in the song's creation was forgotten and she disappeared from history until the 1970s. Come a-waltzing with Christina now and discover her story - beginning in the first year of her life, when she encountered the ruthless bushranger Dan Morgan...
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ISBN 9781921479878
Published AU 1 Mar 2011
Publisher Interactive Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781921479878
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Interactive Publications
Imprint IP Kidz
Published 1 Mar 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wignell, Edel
Illustrated by Botte, Elizabeth
Category History
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Number of Pages 38
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 2mm
Dewey Code 398.20
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult