SONGS FROM THE BALCONY
Written in 1895 by Banjo Patterson, Waltzing Matilda is possibly the most famous Bush Ballad. With a smattering of Australian slang obscuring the meaning if you're not in the know so we'll give you a little dictionary.
Firstly "Waltzing" is travelling by foot.
"Matilda" is a bag which carries your belongings.
"Swagman" is an itinerant worker
"Billabong" is a watering hole.