Events & Meetings

Monthly Meetings

Come along to the monthly meeting of the Society and hear readings from Henry Lawson’s poetry and prose and the works of other like minded poets from the past and present. Visitors are welcome!

Monastery Hall, rear of St. Francis Church, 326 Londsale Street, Melbourne. Enter through the gate beside the bookshop, then walk straight down to the hall. Enter through the white door

Third Saturday of each month (February-December inclusive) from 1.30 to 4.00 pm

$5.00 and includes afternoon tea.

Sunday in Footscray Park

Once a year in February, we gather together in celebration of Henry’s life with renditions of his works, performances of singers and other poets and prose making it a thoroughly engaging afternoon.




Members originally congregated around the statue erected in Henry’s honour in 1960 in Footscray Park, but due to the uneven terrain we now gather at the Gazebo to the extreme right of Henry’s statue location from the Ballarat Road entrance.

First Sunday in February every year from 2.00 to 4.30 pm.

Bryan Kelleher Memorial Picnic Day

The Bryan Kelleher Memorial Picnic Day is conducted jointly with the Australian Natives’ Association at the historic Box Cottage in Ormond. As well as reading and reciting of the works of Henry Lawson and others, there is a tour of the cottage during the afternoon.

Box Cottage, Joyce Park, 312 Jasper Road, Ormond

Sunday 28 August 2016. BYO picnic lunch from midday onwards.