Henry Lawson - portraitWelcome to the official website of the Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society Inc.  Formed in 1923 to remember the life of the Australian writer Henry Lawson (1867-1922) and promote Australian Literature, the Society continues to foster poetry and prose with regular meetings and events.

We invite you to become involved!

The National Henry Lawson Society Poetry Competition

Winners are:
Poetry: 1st Prize ($1,000) David Campbell for "To the Genius of Henry"; 2nd Prize ($500) Janeen Samuel for "The Geologist"; 3rd Prize ($250) Tom McIlveen for "We were Soldiers".
Short Story: 1st Prize ($1,000) John Pitman for "A Fair Deal".
Under 19 Section: 1st prize ($250) Short Story Alice Heath for "The Story of Me".

The Lawsonian

Our colour magazine The Lawsonian is distributed to members bi-monthly.

Did you know?

Henry Lawson was featured on the first Australian $10 note issued in 1966 when decimal currency was first introduced into Australia. Lawson was pictured against scenes from the town of Gulgong (NSW).