Henry Lawson Pilgrimage, Annual Event
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
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.
Henry Lawson Centre Gulgong