Henry Lawson

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Birthday
17, 1867
Birthplace
Grenfell, Australia
Death Date
Sep 2, 1922 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1867
Birthplace
Grenfell, Australia
Death Date
Sep 2, 1922 (55)

About

Australian colonial period writer and poet who is known for Freedom on the Wallaby and other works. He is considered Australia's greatest writer of short stories.

Before Fame

He suffered an ear infection in 1876 that caused him to lose his hearing by the time he was fourteen. A decade later, he published his first poem, "A Song of the Republic."

Trivia

His image appeared on a 1949 Australian postage stamp.

Family Life

He wed Bertha Bredt and had a son and a daughter. Sadly, his struggles with alcoholism led to the collapse of his marriage.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Banjo Paterson.