44 – Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson was a ‘bush poet’ and writer from the 1880s.  One of a number of writers that were focusing on the Australian experience and fostering a pride and understanding of the emerging Australian identity.  Today’s episode looks at Henry’s complicated life, and the times in which he was writing.

(62 mins)



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Lawson stamp collection

Bertha Lawson
Pen used by Henry Lawson (nla.gov.au nla.cat-vn2668578)
Archibald and Lawson 1918 (slnsw)
Old Lawson bank note
Lawson’s death mask (FL3375556)
Lawson Waverly Cemetery (FL904926)


REFERENCES:  Ep 44 Henry Lawson

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