Henry Lawson Memorial Seat Print Page
A seat erected by the Fellowship of Australian Writers with contributions from St. John`s Church of England, the people of Mudgee and admirers, commemorates poet Henry lawson.
Henry Lawson (17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922) was an Australian writer and poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period, and is often called Australia's "greatest writer".
Although Henry was born at the Grenfell goldfields, he was raised, from the age of six months to 15 years, in a cottage 8 km north of Mudgee at Eurunderee (then known as 'Pipeclay'), which was established after a gold find in 1863. He briefly attended the local Catholic school.
The Henry Lawson Memorial Seat was unveiled last Saturday as part of Mudgee's Jubilee celebrations. The president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Mr. Bartlett Adamson, performed the unveiling ceremony. Australian film actress, Miss Jean Blue, recited Lawson's "When the World Was Wide." The memorial is of polished stone from the Mudgee district.
Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW), 17 May 1951.
|Address:||Church & Market Streets , St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Mudgee, 2850|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.590904|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 12th May, 1951|
TO THE MEMORY OF
(BORN 17th JUNE 1867; DIED 2nd SEPT 1922)
WHOSE POEMS AND SHORT STORIES HAVE TRULY PRESENTED AUSTRALIA TO THE WORLD
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED ON THE SITE PROVIDED BY St. JOHN'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND. IT REPRESENTS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE PEOPLE OF MUDGEE ASSISTED BY CONTRIBUTIONS BY LOVERS OF LAWSON THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA. THE WORK HAVING BEEN SPONSORED BY THE FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS
" I COME WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE LIVING DAY
AND WITH HALF THE WORLD BEHIND ME " Henry Lawson