Henry Lawson

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"By the 1890s Australia had been settled for a little more than 100 years and Lawson was arguably the first Australian-born writer who really looked at Australia with Australian eyes, not influenced by his knowledge of other landscapes. He was the first perhaps to give voice an 'Australian' character."          pic with J.P Archibald
Australian cultural identy Jack Wilkie Jans asks Can Australia be all BBQs & Beaches?  The National Folk Festival - Australia 

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Gulgong Heritage Town


July 1888 Faces In the Street appeared in the Bulletin cementing Lawson's place in Australian literary history.

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