Its fabulous depiction of the lonely wife of a drover, left alone with her four children in an outback hut, and her encounter with a snake, is surely one of the finest of all Australian short stories. From its first publication in 1892, it clearly touched something deep in the Australia psyche, for it has been turned into a ballet, a play, a TV film, photographs and paintings.
Henry Lawson was a wonderful poet and prose writer, but a troubled man with a drink problem. This lecture will examine his turbulent life and examine how he came to write such iconic Australian stories and verse?
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