Lawson, Henry (-1922)

Also known as
Lauson, Genri (1867-1922)
Lawson, Henry
Lawson, Henry (1867-1922)
Lawson, Henry Archibald Hertzberg (1867-1922)
Lawson, Henry Archibald Hertzberg (-1922)
Field of activity
author; poet; political activist; short-story writer; Balladist; Poet; Journalist; Author; Writer
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35981786
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-593468

Biographies

Henry Lawson is an Australian Poet, Journalist, Author, Writer who is mentioned in 22 events in the AusStage database

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Henry Lawson (1867-1922), short story writer and balladist, was born on 17 June 1867 at Grenfell, New South Wales, eldest of four surviving children of Niels Hertzberg (Peter) Larsen, Norwegian-born miner,...

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Henry Lawson is remembered as one of Australia's most prolific and iconic poets and writers. At the age of sixteen Lawson moved from rural New South Wales to Sydney to live with his mother Louisa Lawson, an activist for the women's movement and also a publisher. Here he became involved with the republican movement and in 1887 his first literary works were published by The Bulletin and in his mother's periodical the Republican. In 1892 he travelled throughout rural New South Wales and the harshness of the Australian bush left a marked impression on him, inspiring many of his greatest poems. In the 1890s, he published his best known works; While the Billy Boils, a compilation of short stories and a collection of poetry titled In the Days When the World was Wide. Lawson's literary works commonly depict Australian urban and rural life. His images of the bush and the people who lived there have contributed greatly to Australian cultural identity. Many of his poems and ballads have been passed into folklore in the form of recitations and songs, particularly in the bush or rural Australia. This is evident through the work of numerous folklore collectors and performers who have documented many songs and recitations based on Lawson's works. Among the most common are Andy's Gone with the Cattle, Freedom on the Wallaby, Ballad of the Drover, Taking His Chance and The Drover's Wife, all of which have been set to music and widely circulated as songs since their publication. In 1989 many of these songs were published in Chris Kempster's The Songs of Henry Lawson.

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Selected resources (25)

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  1. Henry Lawson's network
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  3. Send Round the Hat
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1937-12-18]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, , NSW
  4. Two Dramatic Recitals
    Lawson, Henry (Poet)
    [1963-02-01]
    A performance staged at the South Australia, , SA
  5. Over the Slip-rails
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1987-03-10]
    A performance staged at the Parade Theatre, Kensington, NSW
  6. A Night With the Left
    Lawson, Henry (Poet)
    [1994-05-12]
    A performance staged at the Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle, NSW
  7. Joe Wilson's Courtship
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1938-08-12]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Perth, East Perth, WA
  8. While the Billy Boils
    Lawson, Henry (Poet)
    [1968-01-01]
    A performance staged at the AMP Theatrette, Circular Quay, NSW
  9. The Bastard From the Bush
    Lawson, Henry (Poet)
    [1994-08-22]
    A performance staged at the Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
  10. The Bastard From the Bush
    Lawson, Henry (Writer)
    [1994-09-05]
    A performance staged at the York Theatre, Chippendale, NSW
  11. Keep Step, 103
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1933-06-08]
    A performance staged at the Ingersoll Hall, Sydney, NSW
  12. Lawson Demons and Dreams
    Lawson, Henry (Writer)
    [2007-04-12]
    A performance staged at the Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
  13. Lawson Demons and Dreams
    Lawson, Henry (Writer)
    [2007-03-02]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1976- ), Sydney, NSW
  14. Lawson Demons and Dreams
    Lawson, Henry (Writer)
    [2007-04-20]
    A performance staged at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
  15. Lawson Demons and Dreams
    Lawson, Henry (Writer)
    [2007-03-22]
    A performance staged at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
  16. The Bastard From the Bush
    Lawson, Henry (Writer)
    [1977-09-27]
    A performance staged at the Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
  17. While the Billy Boils
    Lawson, Henry (Poet)
    [1968-03-11]
    A performance staged at the Union Hall, Adelaide, SA
  18. The Loaded Dog
    Lawson, Henry (Poet)
    [2010-04-13]
    A performance staged at the Sydney Theatre, Millers Point, NSW
  19. The Bastard From the Bush
    Lawson, Henry (Writer)
    [1979-03-16]
    A performance staged at the Nimrod Downstairs, Surry Hills, NSW
  20. Telling Mrs. Baker
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1937-06-15]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Melbourne, , VIC
  21. Telling Mrs Baker
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1934-06-17]
    A performance staged at the St James' Hall, Sydney, NSW
  22. Telling Mrs. Baker
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1930-09-04]
    A performance staged at the Community Playhouse, Darlinghurst, NSW
  23. Telling Mrs Baker
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1960-03-01]
    A performance staged at the Adelaide University, Adelaide, SA
  24. Telling Mrs. Baker / The Woman Tamer / The Trap / The New Bridge / The Bishop and the Buns
    Lawson, Henry (Author)
    [1922-10-26]
    A performance staged at the Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne, VIC
  25. While the Billy Boils
    Lawson, Henry

Resources by Henry Lawson (464)

  1. Letters, 1890-1922 / [of] Henry Lawson ; edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At 55 libraries
    Letters, 1890-1922 / [of] Henry Lawson ; edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49.974)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49.974)

  2. Poetical works of Henry Lawson / with preface and introduction by David McKee Wright
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book, Audio book : 1918-2002 ]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
    View online
    At 116 libraries
    Poetical works of Henry Lawson / with preface and introduction by David McKee Wright
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.671)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.671)

  3. Henry Lawson / by Stephen Murray-Smith
    Murray-Smith, Stephen, 1922-1988
    [ Book : 1922-1975 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 64 libraries
    Henry Lawson / by Stephen Murray-Smith
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.226)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.226)

  4. Henry Lawson : stories, poems, sketches and autobiography / selected and edited with an introduction and bibliography by Brian Kiernan
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 75 libraries
    Henry Lawson : stories, poems, sketches and autobiography / selected and edited with an introduction and bibliography by Brian Kiernan
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42.955)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42.955)

  5. While the billy boils : 87 stories from the prose works / of Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1896-1995 ]
    View online
    At 51 libraries
    While the billy boils : 87 stories from the prose works / of Henry Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38.221)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38.221)

  6. In the days when the world was wide : poetical works of Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1896-2005 ]
    Possibly online
    At 54 libraries
    In the days when the world was wide : poetical works of Henry Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.645)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.645)

  7. The essential Henry Lawson : the best works of Australia's greatest writer / selection and biography by Brian Kiernan
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1900-1983 ]
    At 50 libraries
    The essential Henry Lawson : the best works of Australia's greatest writer / selection and biography by Brian Kiernan
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.188)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.188)

  8. A camp-fire yarn : Henry Lawson complete works 1885-1900 / compiled and edited by Leonard Cronin ; with an introduction by Brian Kiernan
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1984-2000 ]
    At 75 libraries
    A camp-fire yarn : Henry Lawson complete works 1885-1900 / compiled and edited by Leonard Cronin ; with an introduction by Brian Kiernan
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.002)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.002)

  9. Autobiographical and other writings, 1887-1922 / Henry Lawson ; edited by Colin Roderick
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At 27 libraries
    Autobiographical and other writings, 1887-1922 / Henry Lawson ; edited by Colin Roderick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.605)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.605)

  10. The world of Henry Lawson / edited by Walter Stone
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1974-1991 ]
    At 78 libraries
    The world of Henry Lawson / edited by Walter Stone
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.623)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.623)

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Resources about Henry Lawson (4)

  1. Veteran Women Speak : Introduction to 'Women of the West' by Jim Henderson and excerpts from Henry Lawson poem "The Last Review", [Brisbane?], 25 Feb 1989
    Henderson, Jim, 1907-1998
    [ Sound ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.168)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.168)

  2. Veteran Women Speak : 'Women of the West', Dot Burke's experiences, [Brisbane?], 25 Feb 1989
    Henderson, Jim, 1907-1998
    [ Sound ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.913)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.913)

  3. Galmahra : the magazine of the University of Queensland
    [ Article : 1921 ]
    View online
    At UQ Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.8)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.8)

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  1. Website: Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts
    www.henrylawsonfestival.com.au
    Matching pages:
    View 529 matching archived pages
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.241)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.241)

  2. Website: Lawson
    www.henrylawson.com.au
    Matching pages:
    • Lawson - 17/2/2006
    • ...Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922...
    View 14 matching archived pages
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.222)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.222)

  3. Website: Birdlife Australia
    www.birdsaustralia.com.au
    Matching pages:
    • A fantasy of man: Henry Lawson complete ... - 25/1/2009
    • ...www.birdsaustralia.com.au/library-catalogue/a-fantasy-of-man-henry-lawson-complete-works-1901-1922......www.birdsaustralia.com.au/library-catalogue/a-fantasy-of-man-henry-lawson-complete-works-1901-1922...
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.149)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.149)

  1. Henry Lawson portraits
    Henry Lawson portraits
    Created by gwilding[NLA], 9 items.

    Keywords: Henry Lawson
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.206)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.206)

  2. Henry Lawson online books
    Henry Lawson online books
    Created by gwilding[NLA], 5 items.

    Freely available, no fee, no login required.

    Keywords: Henry Lawson
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.188)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.188)

  3. Henry Lawson poetry
    Henry Lawson poetry
    Created by Perry.Middlemiss, 58 items.

    A catalog of poems by Henry Lawson

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.181)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.181)

  1. Blackwood, Margaret, (Dame) (1909-)
    Botanist; Geneticist; Servicewoman; Academics - Botany; Deputy Chancellors
    ... daughter of Robert Leslie and Muriel Pearl (née Henry) Blackwood 1932 1933 Senior science mistress at ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.275)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.275)

  2. Lawson, F. H., (Frederick Henry) (1897-1983)
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.197)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.197)

  3. Lawson, Frederick Henry (1914-1973)
    Metallurgist
    ... Lawson, Frederick Henry (1914-1973) ... Frederick Henry Lawson was Chief Metallurgist for Nairne Pyrites Pty Ltd and Kanmantoo Mines Ltd ...
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.193)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.193)

  1. Henry Lawson : the man and the legend / Manning Clark
    Clark, Manning, 1915-1991
    [ Book, Audio book : 1985-1998 ]
    At 79 libraries
    Henry Lawson : the man and the legend / Manning Clark
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.311)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.311)

  2. In search of Henry Lawson / [by] Manning Clark
    Clark, Manning
    [ Book, Audio book : 1978-1991 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 84 libraries
    In search of Henry Lawson / [by] Manning Clark
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.999)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.999)

  3. Henry & Banjo / James Knight
    Knight, James, 1967-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2015-2016 ]
    At 82 libraries
    Henry & Banjo / James Knight
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.833)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.833)

  4. Henry Lawson : a stranger on the Darling / Robyn Burrows and Alan Barton ; illustrated by Robyn Burrows
    Burrows, Robyn, 1953-
    [ Book, Microform, Audio book : 1996-1997 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 76 libraries
    Henry Lawson : a stranger on the Darling / Robyn Burrows and Alan Barton ; illustrated by Robyn Burrows
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.778)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.778)

  1. Shifting about : Henry Lawson's home addresses in North Sydney / Research and text: Olive Lawson
    Lawson, Olive, 1934-
    [ Book, Map : 2014 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Shifting about : Henry Lawson's home addresses in North Sydney / Research and text: Olive Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.067)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.067)

  2. Journey to Horseshoe Bend / T.G.H. Strehlow
    Strehlow, T. G. H. (Theodor George Henry), 1908-1978
    [ Book, Map, Audio book : 1969-2016 ]
    Possibly online
    At 72 libraries
    Journey to Horseshoe Bend / T.G.H. Strehlow
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.583)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.583)

  3. Mawson : and the ice men of the heroic age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen / Peter FitzSimons
    FitzSimons, Peter
    [ Book, Audio book : 2010-2015 ]
    Possibly online
    At 143 libraries
    Mawson : and the ice men of the heroic age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen / Peter FitzSimons
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.518)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.518)

  1. Henry Lawson
    Lindsay, Lionel, Sir, 1874-1961
    [ Unpublished : 1922 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.127)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.127)

  2. Review of Henry Lawson's While the billy boils
    [ Unpublished : 1896 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.892)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.892)

  3. Records
    Henry Lawson Literary Society (Sydney, N.S.W.)
    [ Unpublished : 1928-1931 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.678)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.678)

  1. Portrait of Henry Lawson, 1919 / Li...
    Lindsay, Lionel...
    [ Art work, Poster, chart, other, Photograph : 1900-1922 ]
    Portrait of Henry Lawson, 1919 / Lionel Lindsay
  2. Portrait of Henry Lawson / John Lon...
    Longstaff, John...
    [ Art work : 1900 ]
    Portrait of Henry Lawson / John Longstaff
  3. Portrait of Henry Lawson
    [ Photograph : 1910 ]
    Portrait of Henry Lawson
  4. [Portrait of Henry Lawson] Paramoun...
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
    [Portrait of Henry Lawson] Paramount
  5. Bust of Henry Lawson / Otto Bettman...
    Bettmann, Otto,...
    [ Object : 1900 ]
    Bust of Henry Lawson / Otto Bettmann
  6. Portrait of Henry Lawson, ca. 1905,...
    Johnson, Willia...
    [ Photograph : 1905 ]
    Portrait of Henry Lawson, ca. 1905, 2 / W. Johnson
  1. The best of Henry Lawson / introduction by Margaret Olds
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1997-2009 ]
    At 79 libraries
    The best of Henry Lawson / introduction by Margaret Olds
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.906)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.906)

  2. Henry Lawson / Margaret Mcphee
    McPhee, Margaret
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At 65 libraries
    Henry Lawson / Margaret Mcphee
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.352)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.352)

  3. Henry Lawson : the man and the legend / Manning Clark
    Clark, Manning, 1915-1991
    [ Book, Audio book : 1985-1998 ]
    At 79 libraries
    Henry Lawson : the man and the legend / Manning Clark
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.311)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.311)

  4. Henry Lawson / by his mates ; <edited by Bertha Lawson and J. Le Gay Brereton>
    Brereton, J. Le Gay (John Le Gay), 1871-1933
    [ Book : 1931-1973 ]
    At 49 libraries
    Henry Lawson / by his mates ; <edited by Bertha Lawson and J. Le Gay Brereton>
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.524)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.524)

  1. HENRY LAWSON
    Worker (Brisbane, Qld. : 1890 - 1955) Monday 3 July 1950 p 13 Article
    ... HENRY LAWSON ALTHOUGH 30 years have passed since the death of Henry Lawson, no definite edi-tion of ... Lawson could be obtained from the Mit-chell Library, Sydney, for inclu-sion in a complete collection of ... 106 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.639)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.639)

  2. HENRY LAWSON
    Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954) Friday 23 October 1931 p 7 Article Illustrated
    ... ??,'.? HENRY LAWSON '-For the 'Windsor and Richmond Gazette') By SAMSON STRONG TX^HEN Henry ... ' are close up . Henry Lawson made a tremendous impression on his country's literature. In a plebiscite ... 1751 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.639)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.639)

  3. HENRY LAWSON.
    The Northern Herald (Cairns, Qld. : 1913 - 1939) Wednesday 13 September 1922 p 3 Article
    ... celebrated Guy de Maupas-t * sant. Henry Lawson has', been well named by some critics 'the Australian ... continent and ' its boundless plains, 'justly, entitles Henry Lawson to a place amongst the foremost writers ... 615 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.639)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.639)

  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Christopher Henry Lawson, of Port Macquarie, carpenter.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 12 May 1893 [Issue No.315] p 3709

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ,490) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Christopher Henry Lawson, of Port Macquarie, carpenter. NOTICE is hereby given that ... 68 words
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.141)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.141)

  2. IN the will of HENRY LAWSON FREDERICKS, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 November 1955 [Issue No.126] p 3293

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... IN the will of HENRY LAWSQN FREDERICK^, late of Beecroft, in the State of "New South Wales, farmer ... Fredericks, the executors of the will of the said Henry Jjawson Fredericks, who died on the 1st (Jay of April ... 183 words
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.14)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.14)

  3. TBUSTEES—LAWSON LITERARY INSTITUTE.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 1 August 1930 [Issue No.102] p 3059

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Trustee of the land held for the purposes of a Literary Institute at Lawson, in lieii of Messrs. Edward ... Gillott Worcester Palmer, John • Geggie, Joseph Henry Huwbley, David Coulter, John Wheeler, James Edward ... 72 words
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.13)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.13)

  1. Souvenir program / Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival
    Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival
    [ Periodical : 1900-2016 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.43)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.43)

  2. City bushman : Henry Lawson and the Australian imagination / Christopher Lee
    Lee, Christopher, 1962-
    [ Book, Article : 2004 ]
    At 78 libraries
    City bushman : Henry Lawson and the Australian imagination / Christopher Lee
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.373)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.373)

  3. Lawsonian (Melbourne, Vic.)
    Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society
    [ Periodical : 1960-2016 ]
    At 10 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.254)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.254)

  4. Programme (Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society. Commemorative Gathering)
    Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society
    [ Periodical : 1900-2016 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.846)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.846)