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
Authors; Journalists; Novelists; Poets; author; poet; political activist; short-story writer; Balladist; Poet; Journalist; Author; Writer
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35981786
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://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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  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 (553)

  1. Henry Lawson in England
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,060.012)

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  2. Henry Lawson in England
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
    At University of Sydney
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,942.98)

  3. From Henry Lawson's 'The lights of Cobb and Co'
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,133.258)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,133.258)

  4. Henry Lawson to George Robertson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1903-1917 ]
    At University of Sydney
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,540.441)

  5. Henry Lawson literary manuscripts, ca. 1921-1922
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1922 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Henry Lawson literary manuscripts, ca. 1921-1922
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  6. Lawson family, Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Book : 1990-1993 ]
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  7. Henry Lawson to Fred Shenstone
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1900-1908 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,992.473)

  8. Women's hearts and tongues / Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1916-1918 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,966.379)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,966.379)

  9. The burden of sorrow / Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1913 ]
    At University of Sydney
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,895.027)

  10. The reformation of Johnson / Henry Lawson
    Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
    [ Unpublished : 1923 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,844.262)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,844.262)

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  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
    • Text last corrected on 29 July 2017 by AngelaDay
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  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 LAWSON FREDERICKS, late of Beecroft, in the State of New South Wales, farmer ... Fredericks, the executors of the will of the said Henry Lawson Fredericks, who died on the 1st day of April ... 183 words
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  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
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  1. City bushman : Henry Lawson and the Australian imagination / Christopher Lee
    Lee, Christopher, 1962-
    [ Book, Article : 2004 ]
    At 71 libraries
    City bushman : Henry Lawson and the Australian imagination / Christopher Lee
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  2. Gulgong's Henry Lawson heritage festival
    Gulgong Henry Lawson Heritage Festival
    [ Periodical : 1970-2019 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Henry Lawson
    [ Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
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  4. Henry Lawson
    [ Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
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  1. Henry Lawson poetry
    Henry Lawson poetry
    Created by Perry.Middlemiss, 70 items.

    A catalog of poems by Henry Lawson

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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,200.457)

  2. Henry Lawson portraits
    Henry Lawson portraits
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    Keywords: Henry Lawson
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  3. Henry Lawson short stories [a]
    Henry Lawson short stories [a]
    Created by Perry.Middlemiss, 29 items.

    A catalog of short stories by Henry Lawson

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  1. HENRY LAWSON.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 3 September 1934 p 10 Article
    ... HENRY LAWSON. Owing to the rain, the twelfth anniversary commemoration in the Sydney Domain of the ... death of Henry Lawson, arranged by the Henry Lawson Memorial Literary Society, was postponed yesterday ... 50 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9,250.034)

  2. HENRY LAWSON.
    Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (NSW : 1884 - 1901) Wednesday 8 February 1899 p 1 Article
    ... HENRY LAWSON. HENRY LAWSON the Australian poet and story-teller, shortly leaves his native land to ... Henry Lawson began his literary career with a heart over-flowing with love for the toiling multitude ... 390 words
    • Text last corrected on 12 November 2014 by wpjacobs
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  3. HENRY LAWSON.
    The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW : 1876 - 1951) Monday 20 June 1938 p 1 Article
    ... HENRY LAWSON. A movement is on foot for the an-nual recognition of Henry Lawson's work, at that ... memorial which com-memorates his name in Lawson Park, Grenfell. To the members of the Henry Lawson League, ... 154 words
    • Text last corrected on 12 November 2014 by wpjacobs
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  1. Henry Lawson / by Stephen Murray-Smith
    Murray-Smith, Stephen, 1922-1988
    [ Book : 1922-1975 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 52 libraries
    Henry Lawson / by Stephen Murray-Smith
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  2. Henry Lawson / Margaret Mcphee
    McPhee, Margaret
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At 66 libraries
    Henry Lawson / Margaret Mcphee
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  3. My Henry Lawson / by Bertha Lawson
    Lawson, Bertha, 1876-1957
    [ Book : 1943 ]
    At 43 libraries
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  4. Henry Lawson / Judith Wright
    Wright, Judith, 1915-2000
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    At 32 libraries
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  1. Henry Lawson / by A.G. Stephens
    Stephens, A. G. (Alfred George), 1865-1933
    [ Unpublished : 1922 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  2. [Collection of leaflets relating to Henry Lawson and particularly the Henry Lawson Literary Society]
    Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society
    [ Published : 1920 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 728.978)

  3. The Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts
    Weddin (N.S.W.). Council
    [ Published : 2004 ]
    View online
    At 3 libraries
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  1. [Lawson subdivision plans]
    [ Map : 1800-1900 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 431.126)

  2. Village of Colleridge, Parish of Jamieson, County of Cook : Lawson subdivision of Sir Henry Parkes' land
    [ Map : 1867 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Henry F. Halloran survey roughs, Balmain, 1867-1902
    Halloran, Henry Ferdinand
    [ Map : 1867-1902 ]
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  1. Lawson, Frederick Henry (1914-1973)
    Metallurgist
    ... Lawson, Frederick Henry (1914-1973) ... Frederick Lawson was Chief Metallurgist for Nairne Pyrites Pty Ltd and Kanmantoo Mines Ltd. He was ...
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  2. Lawson, F. H., (Frederick Henry) (1897-1983)
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  3. Lawson, Bertha (1900-1985)
    ... Daughter of Henry Lawson. ...
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  1. Papers of Henry Lawson, 18---1899, ...
    Lawson, Henry, ...
    [ Photograph : 1911 ]
  2. Writing folder owned by Henry Lawso ...
    Lawson, Henry, ...
    [ Object : 1905 ]
  3. 'Black Bonnet': part of early manus ...
    Lawson, Henry, ...
    [ Photograph : 1916 ]
  4. 'I Read a Song', being an unpublish ...
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  5. That Swag [Enter Mitchell]
    Lawson, Henry
    [ Photograph : 1894-2012 ]
  6. A Christmas in the Far West; or, Th ...
    Lawson, Henry
    [ Photograph : 1892-2012 ]
  1. Henry Lawson
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2007 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Henry Lawson
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  2. Henry Lawson
    [ Video : 1997 ]
    Possibly online
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 866.576)

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  3. Australians : Henry Lawson
    [ Video : 2007 ]
    Possibly online
    At Methodist Ladies'
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  4. A tribute to Henry Lawson
    Stephen Cronin ; text: Henry Lawson and Stephen Cronin
    [ Printed music : 1990 ]
    At Aust Music Cntr
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 785.526)