Louisa and Henry and Gertie and the Drover’s Wife


Examines three Mitchell Libraries manuscripts on the life of Louisa Lawson, one written by herself, and two by her daughter Gertrude, and discusses their role as sources of some of Henry Lawson’s stories.

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Published 1 May 1980 in Volume 9 No. 3. Subjects: Australian literature - Manuscripts, Autobiographical writing, Literary influences, Writer's research & sources, Henry Lawson, 19th Century Women Writers, Louisa Lawson.

Cite as: Matthews, Brian. ‘Louisa and Henry and Gertie and the Drover’s Wife.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, 1980, doi: 10.20314/als.4e7aaee5b7.