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Henry Lawson Centenary event at Inverloch Library

October 19, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Celebrate Henry Lawson at Inverloch Library

Come to Inverloch Library on Wednesday 19 October at 2.30pm and meet Agi Dobson from the Henry Lawson Society.

“If a man’s in a hole you must pass round the hat / Were he gaol-bird or gentleman once”. These words by Henry Lawson prick our conscience as truly today as when he penned Send Round the Hat, over one hundred years ago.

2022 commemorates a century since the death of Henry Lawson, (1867-1922); the first Australian writer to receive a state funeral.

Lawson’s stories and poems are derived from experiencing the harshness of the outback, the rawness of prison life, the loneliness of alcoholism and near deafness, the poverty and isolation in big cities.

His work is among the first accurate, non-romanticised, descriptions of Australian life and the bond of mateship. He felt deeply for those who were hard done by and was known as “the people’s poet”.

Come and celebrate his life and writing.

Please note:

  • Tickets are not required for this event and walk-ins are warmly welcomed. If you would like to receive an email reminder for this event, please register for a ticket.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • If you have booked a ticket and are unable to attend, please contact the library to cancel your booking.
  • If you feel unwell, please stay home.
  • This event may be cancelled or if possible, moved to an online format at short notice. Myli will notify registered attendees via email of any changes made to this event.
  • Myli staff may photograph and/or film this event. Your image may be reproduced by Myli Community Libraries in publications and/or promotional materials (including online publications), on its website and/or on social media. If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please advise the organiser at the event’s start.

Information about Myli - Myli Community Libraries operates library services across the Bass Coast, Baw Baw and South Gippsland Shires. Visit our website at  myli.org.au



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