Henry Lawson Pilgrimage, Annual Event

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Title

Henry Lawson Pilgrimage, Annual Event

Subject

Henry Lawson, Australian poetry, bush poet, pilgrimage, Grenfell (New South Wales) to Gulgong (NSW), horse-drawn vehicles, saints, pilgrims, heritage tourism, Australian Nationalism Movement, Grenfell Record, Newspaper

Description

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, is honoured by a pilgrimage that traces his journey from Grenfell NSW to Gulgong NSW (280 kms). PIlgrimage is a medieval concept associated with spiritual edification and usually involves a journey to a saint's shrine for prayer and intercessions on the pilgrim's behalf. The 'real-time' horse power journey is particularly indicative of a secular reverence for Lawson. The Henry Lawson Pilgrimage Drive commenced in 2000 and is now an annual event.

Creator

Henry Lawson Centre Gulgong

Date

2008

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Hyperlink

Files

Citation

“Henry Lawson Pilgrimage, Annual Event,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/248.