A Reply to W.H. Pearson


It has been an unexpected pleasure to have my article come under the searching scrutiny of a scholar who has worked thoroughly over the same ground. I have read Dr Pearson's comments, and also his carefully researched book, Henry Lawson Among Maoris, with great interest. I too must acknowledge correction at a few points, but I shall have to take issue with Dr Pearson in the area of our more serious difference—Lawson's time at Mangamaunu. Although I find the research underlying Dr Pearson's book impressively thorough, his interpretation docs not always satisfy me.

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Published 1 May 1969 in Volume 4 No. 1. Subjects: Writers' tours & visits, Henry Lawson.

Cite as: Arnold, Rollo D.. ‘A Reply to W.H. Pearson.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, 1969, doi: 10.20314/als.ea39336ebc.