Today is the birthday of Henry Lawson, born in 1867. He was an Australian writer and poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest writer". He was the son of the poet, publisher and feminist Louisa Lawson.

Henry Lawson Australian poet was a writer & poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets & fiction writers of the colonial period & is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer".

Henry Lawson - fabulous peoms of early Australia.  'Scots of the Riverina' is my favourite - I find it extremely emotive....

Henry Lawson - fabulous peoms of early Australia. 'Scots of the Riverina' is my favourite - I find it extremely emotive.

Andy's gone with cattle by Henry Lawson. At school, we would sing this poem

Andy's gone with cattle by Henry Lawson. At school, we would sing this poem

... from "The Old Bark School" by Henry Lawson, 1897.

from "The Old Bark School" by Henry Lawson,

The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories: In this selection John Barnes reveals Henry Lawson not only as a poet, but a writer who has delighted past generations. His short stories, some humorous, some wry, some moving are, above all, enjoyable. Stories include: The Drover's Wife, The Bush Undertaker, In a Dry Season and many more.

The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories: In this selection John Barnes reveals Henry Lawson not only as a poet, but a writer who has delighted past generations. His short stories, some humorous, some wry, some moving are, above all, enjoyable. Stories include: The Drover's Wife, The Bush Undertaker, In a Dry Season and many more.

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