Aussie Literature

 Henry Lawson – Bush Bard Extraordinaire

Few would dispute the power and beauty of the writings of Henry Lawson – with one notable exception – his arch-rival – Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson – the other literary ‘giant’ of Lawson’s famous ‘time in the sun’. Yet another notable and much-loved Aussie – Jack Thompson (he of the twinkling e…

 A Little Poetic Licence and Larceny

Most times we go to the Kitchen to cook. Sometimes the mind can drift away whilst the hands are busy with the mundane preparation of yet another soup, yet another curry – or cake, or tray of Anzac biscuits to make. Some of us really DO love cooking – BUT – the imagination is a fickle thing with …

 Henry’s Mother – Louisa Lawson

…Mothers, that is. This is the story of one particularly special mother – a Woman of Words of the 1800′s – Louisa Albury Lawson. Louisa was not the first Australian women’s periodical publisher, but her indomitable spirit and fiery honesty, saw her overcome formidable odds to achieve her dream …

The Wordsmith who Loved Horses

He was one of Australia’s best-loved ‘sons’…the only Australian poet to have a Tablet and a Bust placed in the Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey, London. As far from ‘Average’ as you could imagine, especially if you read his poetry, and consider his passion for all things Australian. Followin…

We’ll All Be Rooned

(Alias ‘John O’Brien’ – his pseudonym – arguably used to protect his real identity – as an Australian Roman Catholic Priest) An avid student of Australian literature, his poetic works continued the themes embraced by predecessors such as Henry Lawson and ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Like them, P.J. loved t…

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