Heed Not, Poem by Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson, Australian poetry, bush poet, Australian Nationalism Movement, Monarchy satire, estates satire, knighthood
Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, protests against what he sees as the 'toadies knighthood' in this verse. He berates those (English) in Australia who seek to reproduce all things British: banquet table, garden fair and social circle. This poem praises Australian 'classlessness', hard work, and esoteric knowledge of the 'bush'
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