Lawson College Australia derived its name from one of the leading writers of Australia’s colonial period Mr Henry Lawson.
Henry Lawson was born on June 17, 1867, in Grenfell, Australia. He wrote short stories and ballad-like poems, illuminating the lives of rural, working Australians. Lawson is often called “Australia’s greatest writer.” Inspired by the riots against the monarchy during Queen Victoria’s jubilee, Lawson wrote “A Song of the Republic,” which appeared in the Bulletin. Lawson also published a famous poetry volume “In the Days When the World Was Wide” and the popular short story collection “While the Billy Boils” in 1896. Henry Lawson died on September 2, 1922 and was proclaimed as one of Australia’s leading literary figures. He was even given a state funeral, which was attended by a number of prominent leaders and officials.