17 June 1867 - 2 September 1922
Henry Lawson was an Australian poet and writer, born on June 17, 1867 in Grenfell, New South Wales. He is considered as one of Australia's greatest writers and one of its most beloved poets. Lawson's poems and stories were often inspired by his experiences growing up in rural Australia and his travels throughout the country. His works reflected the hardships of working-class life and the struggles of the Australian bush. He was a member of the Bulletin school of literary realism and his writing style was known for its simplicity, honesty, and empathy for the underdog. Lawson's works continue to be popular and widely read today and are considered a valuable part of Australia's cultural heritage. He died on September 2, 1922 in Sydney, New South Wales.