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.