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From 1923 the annual memorial gatherings occurred under a gum tree which in 1941 became officially known as the Henry Lawson Tree. The tree was cut down to allow widening of the Ballarat Road but the stump was retained.

Location

Address:Ballarat Road, Footscray Park near Park entrance, Footscray, 3011
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.794335
Long: 144.900911
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

The Lawson Tree. This plaque was affixed by the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society in memory of Australia`s national writer and poet Henry Lawson 1867 - 1922 The ashes of Steve Ford, J.P. founder of the Lawson Society were scattered around the tree on 2nd February, 1947.

Source: RUMV,VMR, RHSV
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