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The Friendship that Sustained Henry Lawson

by Dr Gregory Bryan

Format:Hardback with Jacket
Page Extent:400 pages
Book Size:240 x 165 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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This well written book is a dual biography of two prominent Australian poets: Henry Lawson and his best friend Jim Grahame.

Lawson believed that Grahame’s writing was far superior to his own.

Written based on historical facts and from Grahame’s own personal letters and diary entries handed down through the generations of his family, and passed over to the author to write this true account of a solid friendship.

An interesting account of Lawson’s life, Grahame’s life, and their combined lives as good friends. It contains unpublished information on their joint track from Bourke to Hungerford which was featured in both of their published poems.

About the Author

Dr Gregory Bryan

Dr. Gregory Bryan spreads his time between Canada, where he is a professor in a Faculty of Education at one of the country's leading universities, and his homeland, Australia, where he is an enthusiastic patriot.

Together with his brother, Barrie, in January 2011 Gregory Bryan became the first person ever to recreate Henry Lawson's 1893 450km walk from Bourke to Hungerford and back.

Despite declaring that he not only never wanted to walk in the Outback again but that he never wanted to see the Outback again, in July 2012, Gregory Bryan returned to Bourke with his brother. This time they became the first people ever to recreate Lawson's 1892 300km walk from Bourke to Toorale shearing shed and back.