Lawson, Henry (1867-1922)

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

Biographies

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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Resources by Henry Lawson (521)

  1. While the billy boils. by Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book, Audio book, Article : 1896-2011 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
    View online
    At 58 libraries
    While the billy boils. by Henry Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 74.019)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 74.019)

  2. 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: 73.988)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.988)

  3. Poetical works of Henry Lawson / with preface and introduction by David McKee Wright
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book, Audio book : 1918-2002 ]
    At 120 libraries
    Poetical works of Henry Lawson / with preface and introduction by David McKee Wright
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60.483)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60.483)

  4. 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: 55.785)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55.785)

  5. Henry Lawson : stories, poems, sketches and autobiography / selected and edited with an introduction and bibliography by Brian Kiernan
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 77 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: 54.545)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54.545)

  6. The romance of the swag / by Henry Lawson ; illustrated with woodcuts by Lionel Lindsay
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book, Article : 1907-2008 ]
    View online
    At 69 libraries
    The romance of the swag / by Henry Lawson ; illustrated with woodcuts by Lionel Lindsay
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54.091)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54.091)

  7. The essential Henry Lawson : the best works of Australia's greatest writer / selection and biography by Brian Kiernan
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At 51 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: 53.999)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53.999)

  8. In the days when the world was wide : poetical works of Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1896-2005 ]
    Possibly online
    At 59 libraries
    In the days when the world was wide : poetical works of Henry Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.559)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.559)

  9. Letters, 1890-1922 / [of] Henry Lawson ; edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At 59 libraries
    Letters, 1890-1922 / [of] Henry Lawson ; edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.22)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.22)

  10. 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 72 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: 44.984)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.984)

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Resources about Henry Lawson (573)

  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: 73.605)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.605)

  2. While the billy boils. by Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book, Audio book, Article : 1896-2011 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
    View online
    At 58 libraries
    While the billy boils. by Henry Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.419)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.419)

  3. Poetical works of Henry Lawson / with preface and introduction by David McKee Wright
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book, Audio book : 1918-2002 ]
    At 120 libraries
    Poetical works of Henry Lawson / with preface and introduction by David McKee Wright
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59.712)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59.712)

  4. 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: 55.513)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55.513)

  5. While the billy boils. by Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book, Audio book, Article : 1896-2011 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
    View online
    At 58 libraries
    While the billy boils. by Henry Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54.709)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54.709)

  6. The essential Henry Lawson : the best works of Australia's greatest writer / selection and biography by Brian Kiernan
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At 51 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: 53.324)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53.324)

  7. Henry Lawson : stories, poems, sketches and autobiography / selected and edited with an introduction and bibliography by Brian Kiernan
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 77 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: 53.184)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53.184)

  8. The men who made Australia : stories and poems / by Henry Lawson ; ed. by Marjorie Pizer
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1957 ]
    Languages: Undetermined;English, [1 other]
    At 38 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.506)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.506)

  9. Letters, 1890-1922 / [of] Henry Lawson ; edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At 59 libraries
    Letters, 1890-1922 / [of] Henry Lawson ; edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.02)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.02)

  10. In the days when the world was wide : poetical works of Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1896-2005 ]
    Possibly online
    At 59 libraries
    In the days when the world was wide : poetical works of Henry Lawson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.413)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.413)

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  1. Henry Lawson poetry
    Henry Lawson poetry
    Created by Perry.Middlemiss, 46 items.

    A catalog of poems by Henry Lawson

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.101)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.101)

  2. Henry Lawson short stories
    Henry Lawson short stories
    Created by Perry.Middlemiss, 2 items.

    A catalog of short stories by Henry Lawson

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.099)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.099)

  3. 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 may have relevance to your query (score: 0.072)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.072)

  1. Lawson, Louisa (1848-1920)
    ... Lawson was the second of twelve children of Henry Albury and his wife Harriet, nee Winn. She attended ...
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.043)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.043)

  2. Lawson, F. H., (Frederick Henry) (1897-1983)
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.029)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.029)

  3. Lawson, Henry, (Sir) (1751-1834)
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    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.028)

  1. HENRY LAWSON, NATIONAL WRITER AND POET. BORN AT GRENFELL 1867-1922.
    The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW : 1876 - 1951) Monday 4 September 1950 p 2 Article
    ... HENRY LAWSON, NATIONAL WRITER AND POET. BORN AT GRENFELL 18671922. (By George Guna). It is not ... generally known tha,t Henry Lawson, the people's poet and shortT story writer, was born at Grenfell, removed ... 282 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.984)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.984)

  2. ON THE WALLABY
    The North Queensland Register (Townsville, Qld. : 1892 - 1905) Monday 17 September 1900 p 31 Article
    ... Someone, I think it was Wallaby-poet Lawson, once remarked, and tried to make out, that no one ... writers ; give you Jthe real bushman andLawson dnd otters . show the ... 2545 words
    • Text last corrected on 26 July 2013 by dodsworth
    • 1 comment on 26 July 2013
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 2.584)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 2.584)

  3. HENRY LAWSON
    Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) Thursday 22 March 1951 p 48 Article
    ... HENRY LAWSON           HENRY LAWSON (1867-1922), perhaps the best known of ... in order to develop the literary ability which she felt he possessed. Henry Lawson commenced writing ... 503 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 2.04)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 2.04)

  1. Louisa Lawson's 'The Australian bush-woman': a source for 'The drover's wife' and 'Water them geraniums'?: notes and documents
    Zinkhan, E. J
    Australian Literary Studies
    [ Article : 1982 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.187)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.187)

  2. 'The Editor of the Comet' [Extracts from a Henry Lawson story, formerly believed lost]
    Lawson, Henry
    La Trobe Library Journal
    [ Article : 1981 ]
    View online
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.13)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.13)

  3. Lawson, Henry (1867-1922).(Narrative biography)
    Encyclopedia of World Biography
    [ Article : 1998 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.764)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.764)

  4. Art exhibition catalogue / Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival
    Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival
    [ Periodical : 1900-2014 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.636)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.636)

  1. Henry Lawson, 1867-1922
    Waugh, W.J
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At RAHS Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.599)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.599)

  2. Lawson's Australia : The poems of Henry Lawson
    Howes, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    At Upper Hunter Library
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.295)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.295)

  3. The Songs of Henry Lawson : with music
    Kempster, Chris
    [ Book : 1989-2007 ]
    At 4 libraries
    The Songs of Henry Lawson : with music
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.686)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.686)

  4. Children of the bush / by Henry Lawson
    Henry Lawson 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1902 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.488)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.488)

  1. Lawson's mates : concert band / George Dreyfus
    Dreyfus, George, 1928-
    [ Printed music : 1979-2001 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.305)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.305)

  2. Echoes of Henry Lawson / edited by Hilarie Lindsay
    Lindsay, Hilarie, 1922-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1981-1985 ]
    At 29 libraries
    Echoes of Henry Lawson / edited by Hilarie Lindsay
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.297)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.297)

  3. The law of the land / Henry Reynolds
    Reynolds, Henry, 1938-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1987-2003 ]
    At 192 libraries
    The law of the land / Henry Reynolds
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.287)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.287)

  4. Nowhere people / Henry Reynolds
    Reynolds, Henry, 1938-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2005-2008 ]
    At 136 libraries
    Nowhere people / Henry Reynolds
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.228)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.228)

  1. [Lawson subdivision plans]
    [ Map : 1800-1900 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.081)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.081)

  2. The lost white tribes of Australia. Henry van Zanden
    Van Zanden, Henry
    [ Book, Map : 2012 ]
    At 26 libraries
    The lost white tribes of Australia. Henry van Zanden
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.045)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.045)

  3. Gemstones in Victoria / William D. Birch & Dermot A. Henry
    Birch, William D
    [ Book, Map : 2011-2013 ]
    At 31 libraries
    Gemstones in Victoria / William D. Birch & Dermot A. Henry
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  1. The Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts
    Weddin (N.S.W.). Council
    [ Published : 2004 ]
    View online
    At 4 libraries
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.221)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.221)

  2. Heidi / Johanna Spyri
    Spyri, Johanna, 1827-1901
    [ Book, Audio book : 1800-2014 ]
    Languages: English;German;Chinese;Japanese, [21 others]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 158 libraries
    Heidi / Johanna Spyri
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.163)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.163)

  3. Letter to A.C. Lawson from Prof. Henry Montgomery: June 22 1906
    Lawson, Andrew C. (Andrew Cowper) 1861-1952
    [ Unpublished : 1906 ]
    View online
    Letter to A.C. Lawson from Prof. Henry Montgomery: June 22 1906
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.13)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.13)

  1. Website: Lawson
    www.henrylawson.com.au
    Matching pages:
    View 24 matching archived pages
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.474)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.474)

  2. Website: A reference book on Australian prose writing
    www.ozlitguide.com
    Matching pages:
    View 92 matching archived pages
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.2)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.2)

  3. Website: Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts
    www.henrylawsonfestival.asn.au
    Matching pages:
    View 225 matching archived pages
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.093)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.093)

  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. Portraits of Henry Lawson, ca. 1905...
    Johnson, Willia...
    [ Photograph : 1905 ]
    Portraits of Henry Lawson, ca. 1905 / William Johnson, Johnson Studios
  4. Bust of Henry Lawson / Otto Bettman...
    Bettmann, Otto,...
    [ Object : 1900 ]
    Bust of Henry Lawson / Otto Bettmann
  5. Henry Lawson in 1896 / F.P. Mahony
    Mahony, Frank, ...
    [ Photograph : 1896 ]
    Henry Lawson in 1896 / F.P. Mahony
  6. Portrait of Henry Lawson
    [ Photograph : 1910 ]
    Portrait of Henry Lawson