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Henry Lawson

Australian writer and poet.
Born: 17 June, 1867, on the Grenfell goldfields[?] in New South Wales, Australia.
Died: 2 September, 1922, in Sydney, Australia.

He suffered an ear infection at the age of seven that left him with partial deafness and by the age of fourteen he had lost all his hearing. Most of his works focus on the Australian bush and are considered by some to be one of the first accurate descriptions of Australian life as it was at the time.

Major Works:
St Peter[?] (poem)
A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father[?] (story)
In the days when the world was wide[?] (collection of verses)
Joe Wilson and His Mates[?] (collection)
On the Track[?] (collection)
Verses Popular and Humorous[?]
While the Billy Boils[?] (collection, includes The Drover's Wife[?])

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