Join North Sydney Council historian Dr. Ian Hoskins on a walk through Waverton to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Henry Lawson.
The writer and poet lived in various dwellings in North Sydney from 1900 to 1920. Several poems and short stories reflected on life in the local area.
- Start: Waverton Station
- End: the Genia McCaffrey Centre for Sustainability
Participants will need to meet at Waverton Station for the start of the walk.
Walk through historic Euroka Street where Lawson lived, down the Henry Lawson Steps named in his honour, and to the Coal Loader at Balls Head which prompted his impassioned poem, The Sacrifice of Balls Head – one of the earliest poetic expressions of conservation in Australia.
Along the way, see the site of Ivycliffe, Roland Wakelin’s house, and the former oil depot at Berrys Bay. The walk ends at the Coal Loader for coffee, tea and cake.
Walkers are able to explore the site and the bushland which Lawson loved afterwards.
Medium difficulty walk that includes some stairs.