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15-March-2016
15-March-2016

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Plaque commemorates the centenary of Lawson`s period in Bourke.

Between 1888 and 1892, Lawson published many of his most famous poems like "Andy`s Gone with Cattle", "The Roaring Days" and `The Drover`s Wife". In 1892, Lawson walked from Bourke to Hungerford and back and it was during this time that he came to be very conscious of the hardships of bush life. Also in 1892, Lawson met up with Banjo Patterson, another famous Australian writer, to debate their views of life in the bush.

Location

Address:Mitchell Street (Mitchell Highway) , Poets Corner, Central Park, Bourke, 2842
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.089231
Long: 145.939744
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd October, 1992
Front Inscription

   This Plaque
was unveiled on
3rd October 1992
to commemorate the
  centenary of
HENRY LAWSON'S
period in Bourke.
     1892-1992.

"And leave those mates to judge me true
And leave my name in Bourke to keep
The Bourke of Ninety One and Two."

Source: MA
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