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 is now open to all members and non-members and closes 31 March 2015. 1st prize is $1,000. See entry form for other prize details which can be downloaded here [PDF-2,590Kb]. 

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).