The Matriarch of Rockend: Emily Mary Barton, more than Banjo Paterson’s grandmother, Ryde History Series: No. 13. Available from the Ryde District Historical Society for $15 ( Rockend housed three generations presided over by the poet Emily Mary Barton. Other residents included her daughter the artist Emily Susan Paterson, her grand-daughter Emily Darvall Paterson who founded the mental health organisation Stride, and her grandson Banjo Paterson, Australia’s iconic poet. Rockend now houses the Banjo Paterson Restaurant, Gladesville.