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Gulgong Henry Lawson Centre

Henry Lawson remains, arguably, the best known Australian writer. His poetry and prose are still widely quoted. Most of his works are still in print. His images are those most often used by Australians to depict the kind of country they admire.

The Henry Lawson Centre is a museum dedicated to Lawson’s life and literary works, and to the family, friends, literary characters and places that filled his years with a display of photos, oil paintings and prints, first edition books, manuscripts and much more.

The Henry Lawson Centre takes the visitor through the phases of the writer’s life, from his birth in 1867 to his death in 1922, through a series of illustrated wall displays. These pay special attention to Lawson’s concerns and his influence on the affairs of the day: justice for workers, the republic, the plight of the poor, and the emancipation of women.

The Centre is not for profit and is staffed and maintained by volunteers. When visiting you will find a collection of books, artifacts and art works, including rare items. A large number of items are also for sale, including CDs, books, prints and various small items, with an emphasis on Henry Lawson and his writings.


Opening hours

  • Monday
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sunday
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm