By James Knight
Today such a lot people recognize that Henry Lawson and Andrew 'Banjo' Paterson have been well-known writers. we all know approximately Matilda, Clancy of the Overflow and the fellow from Snowy River; The Drover's spouse, whereas the Billy Boils and Joe Wilson and his buddies, yet little else. the following, in a compelling and interesting paintings, James Knight brings Henry and Banjo's personal tales to existence. and there's a lot to tell.
Both have been nation born, simply 3 years and 3 hundred kilometres aside, Henry at the goldfields of Grenfell and Banjo on a estate close to Orange, yet their paths to literary immortality took very assorted routes - certainly now and then their lives have been ones of savage and all too tragic contrasts. Banjo, born right into a lifetime of comparative privilege, might upward push from nation boy to Sydney Grammar pupil, solicitor, journalist, battle correspondent and respected guy approximately city. Henry's formal schooling in basic terms begun while his feminist mom eventually received her conflict for a neighborhood tuition yet disorder and next deafness may make carrying on with his classes tough, seeing him locate paintings as a labourer, a trainer painter and a journalist, all of the whereas wrestling with poverty, alcoholism and psychological ailment. either males might develop into family names in the course of their lifetimes. either may have regrets.
Henry and Banjo info really interesting lives and delves into the well-known (and now not so recognized) writings of the 2 males who had the ability to steer and alter Australia.