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The Resource Lawson, Grantlee Kieza

Lawson, Grantlee Kieza

Label
Lawson
Title
Lawson
Statement of responsibility
Grantlee Kieza
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Lawson captured the heart and soul of Australia and its people with greater clarity and truth than any writer before him. Born on the goldfields in 1867, he became the voice of ordinary Australians, recording the hopes, dreams and struggles of bush battlers and slum dwellers, of fierce independent women, foreign fathers and larrikin mates. Lawson wrote from the heart, documenting what he saw from his earliest days as a poor, lonely, handicapped boy with warring parents on a worthless farm, to his years as a literary lion, then as a hopeless addict cadging for drinks on the streets, and eventually as a prison inmate, locked up in a tiny cell beside murderers. A controversial figure today, he was one of the first writers to shine a light on the hardships faced by Australia's hard-toiling wives and mothers, and among the first to portray, with sympathy, the despair of Indigenous Australians at the ever-encroaching European tide. His heroic figures such as The Drover's Wife and the fearless unionists striking out for a better deal helped define Australia's character. But Henry Lawson's own life may have been the most compelling saga of all, a heart-breaking tale of brilliance, lost love, self-destruction and madness
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kieza, Grantlee
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawson, Henry
  • Authors, Australian
  • Poets, Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
Lawson, Grantlee Kieza
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The extraordinary rise, devastating fall and enduring legacy of an Australian icon" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070075779
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
506 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733340529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1281630751
Label
Lawson, Grantlee Kieza
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The extraordinary rise, devastating fall and enduring legacy of an Australian icon" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070075779
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
506 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733340529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1281630751

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