Bronzed Aussie: The Memorialisation of Henry Lawson

Chris Lee

Abstract


The paper argues that Lawson's death, his burial and his memorialisation demonstrate that as an icon of Australia he is neither real nor authentic, but a source of capital to be contested by the rival interests that score and divide what can only ever be the misplaced dream of one nation.

Keywords


Henry Lawson; memorials; nation

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