Walking tour: Henry Lawson's North Sydney

Date : 
17 May 2017 
Venue: Meet at McMahons Point Ferry Wharf
Council Event
Cost: Free, bookings essential.

Event Details

This year, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of Henry Lawson’s birth. Best known for his interpretation of the Australian bush, Lawson also wrote about the city. Indeed, he was a resident of North Sydney periodically from the 1890s to 1920. While some of Lawson’s Sydney writings are bleak, the poems and stories he wrote about North Sydney are among the most intimate and affectionate accounts of harbour-side Sydney ever penned.

This walk marks Lawson’s birth by exploring the streets and waterfronts he knew and loved – starting at McMahons Point and ending at the Balls Head Coal Loader which motivated Lawson’s poem ‘The Sacrifice of Balls Head’ – one of Sydney’s first conservation protests.

Wednesday 17th May: 9.45am meet for 10am start. Walk until 12.30pm

Meet at McMahons Point Ferry Wharf, Henry Lawson Drive, McMahons Point. Walk ends at Balls Head – nearest train station is Waverton in Bay Road.

Online bookings essential.

Additional information: Wear good shoes, a hat and sunscreen and bring water.


17 May 2017 at 09:45 AM - 12:30 PM


Meet at McMahons Point Ferry Wharf
Henry Lawson Drive
McMahons Point
New South Wales


For more information please contact Stanton Library.

: 02 9936 8400

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