Welcome to the Official Website

of  the

Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society, Inc.


Formed in 1923 to commemorate the life of the Australian writer, Henry Lawson (1867-1922) and to promote Australian literature, the Society continues to foster poetry and prose with regular meetings and events.

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except January) at 1.30 pm at St. Francis Church, 326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.  All welcome!

We invite you to become involved!


National Henry Lawson Society Poetry Competition



We are inviting entries for the 2016-17 competition!

Full details on the Poetry Competition page..



1st Prize ($1,000) David Campbell for ‘To the Genius of Henry’
2nd Prize ($500) Janeen Samuel for ‘The Geologist’
3rd Prize ($250) Tom McIlveen for ‘We were Soldiers’

Short Story:
1st Prize ($1,000) John Pitman for ‘A Fair Deal’

Under 19 Section:
1st prize ($250) Short Story Alice Heath for ‘The Story of Me’