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893319
  • Title
    Photographs of Henry Lawson in North Sydney including his former residence, [1922?] / photographed by Phillip Harris
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXB 526
    NCY 1/253-256
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    [1922?]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    893319
  • Issue Copy
    Copy print : NCY 1/253-256
    Available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading RoomPartly Digitised : PXB 526
  • Physical Description
    10 photographs - 16.4 x 12.0 cm or 12.0 x 16.4 cm or smaller - gelatin silver
    4 negatives - 35 mm in aperture cards 8.3 x 18.7 cm - black and white
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Phillip L. Harris was editor of "Aussie": the Australian soldiers' magazine", which he began publishing in France in 1918 and produced until April 1919. He published the first civilian issue of this magazine in Sydney in April 1920. Henry Lawson's first contribution to "Aussie" was "Granny's Specs" which appeared in December 1920. The magazine was published until 1931. Phillip L. Harris and Henry Lawson had a personal friendship.

    Bertha Marie Louise Lawson was born in Chaplin Cottage, Charles Street, North Sydney in February 1900.

    References:
    Henry Lawson, a life / Colin Roderick. North Ryde, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 1991.
    Henry Lawson's North Sydney : a selection of Henry Lawson's North Sydney writings / edited by Olive Lawson for The North Shore Historical Society. North Sydney, [N.S.W.] : North Shore Historical Society, 1999.
    State Library of NSW Catalogue
  • Scope and Content
    This collection comprises 10 photographs (PXB 526) and 4 copy negatives (NCY 1/253-256).

    PXB 526
    1. Henry Lawson waiting for horse ferry at Dawes Point. Printed in "Aussie", 14 October 1931. Signed "Henry Lawson" in ink on front of photograph
    2. House at North Sydney where Lawson did much of his work
    3. Lawson outside his house in North Sydney. Written in pencil on reverse of photograph - "In this house Lawson did a great deal of work. It is situated in North Sydney and the photograph was taken by Phillip L. Harris three weeks before Lawson's death"
    4. Lawson conversing with children near his old home
    5. Lawson conversing with children
    6. Lawson conversing with children near his old home. Signed "Henry Lawson" in ink on front of photograph. Written in pencil on reverse of photograph - "Lawson was very fond of romping with children, who always came out to greet him. This photo, taken three weeks before Lawson's death, is the property of Phillip L. Harris"
    7. On horse ferry travelling between Dawes' Point and MacMahon's Point, Sydney [Lawson standing with group of men]. Signed "Henry Lawson" in ink on front of photograph
    8. View of horse ferry. Written in pencil on reverse of photograph - "Lawson with deck hands on horse ferry plying between Dawe's Point and MacMahon's Point. He would spend hours going backwards and forwards on this boat. Photo by Phillip L. Harris taken three weeks before death"
    9. View of Lawson’s house at North Sydney where his daughter Bertha was born [Lawson standing in front of house]
    10. View of Lawson’s house at North Sydney where his daughter Bertha was born

    NCY 1/253-256
    253. View of Lawson’s house at North Sydney where his daughter Bertha was born [Lawson standing in front of house]
    254. House at North Sydney where Lawson’s daughter Bertha was born [Lawson standing in front of house]
    255. Lawson’s North Sydney house [Lawson standing in front of house]
    256. Henry Lawson waiting tor horse ferry at Dawes Point
  • Source
    Presented by Dr Godfrey Harris, 1958
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Titles taken from Phillip Harris' notes on the envelopes originally containing the photographs.

    Reference:
    Library correspondence file
  • General note

    Photographs transferred from P1/L, Lawson, Henry (BM), May 2010
    Digital order no:Album ID : 991979
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