Looking Forward Looking Back 2023 will celebrate the life of Henry Lawson. The 1-day event coincides with the date of his state funeral on 6 September 2023, starting at 10:30 am.
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Henry Lawson was the quintessential Australian author of both prose and poetry, Henry Lawson is embedded in our literary fabric. However, his personal life was far from untroubled, and in 1901 he was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. He spent several years in mental health institutions.
This document A History of the Lunatic Reception Centre in Darlinghurst will give you a greater understanding of the part that Mental Health played in Lawson’s life and inspired the organising committee to do something to celebrate his life.
In 2023 we will have Phil – put in words from A day to remember
Warren Fahey has been digging into Australian history as a folklore collector, author, broadcaster, record & video producer and occasional performer for over half a century. He uses songs, recitations and stories as signposts to our history. He is the recipient of more awards and honours than you can poke a stick at but prefers to say he is a ‘graduate of the Dingo University of the Outback’.
More information is available here from the group involved in planning the event.
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