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04-September-2013
04-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter Spencer / Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:Craig Street, D. H. Lawrence Reserve, Thirroul, 2515
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.321117
Long: 150.925161
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 21st November, 1988
Front Inscription

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."
DHL, Kangaroo

Unveiled 21st November 1998

Inscription in Proximity

D.H.LAWRENCE RESERVE

Source: MA
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