Literary Birthday – 17 June – Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson was born 17 June 1867, and died 2 September 1922.

Three Quotes

  1. Oh, my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways, And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low, I’m at home and at ease on a track that I know not, And restless and lost on a road that I know.
  2. Why on earth do we want closer connection with England? We have little in common with English people except our language. We are fast becoming an entirely different people.
  3. When the people are selfish and narrow, when the hands of the tyrants are strong, You must sacrifice life for the public before they come down on a wrong.

Henry Lawson was an Australian writer and poet. A selection of his work is available in the Henry Lawson Treasury.

Source for image: By May Moore – State Library of New South Wales, PXA 1559 Item 122f, Public Domain,

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 17th June 2015