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A park and a monument commemorate D H Lawrence who was living in Australia at Thirroul in 1922 when he wrote the novel "Kangaroo". He spent four months in Australia, drawing on the experience to write one novel and collaborate on another.
D.H. Lawrence`s novel Kangaroo put Thirroul on the map.
|Address:||Craig Street, D. H. Lawrence Reserve, Thirroul, 2515|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.321117|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 21st November, 1988|
This monument is a tribute to D H Lawrence, one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, who came here in 1922 and stayed in this street. It was during his stay in Thirroul that he wrote his Australian novel Kangaroo. This novel gives us an invaluable description of the land and sea around Thirroul, as it was in the 1920`s.
"And so the great tree-covered swoop upwards of the tor, to the red fume of clouds, red like the flame flowers, of sunset."
Unveiled 21st November 1998