Whispers from ‘The Bard’ to Banjo & Lawson

march, 2021

thu18mar7:00 pm9:00 pmWhispers from 'The Bard' to Banjo & Lawson7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Old CourthouseEvent type:poetryCost:$16.91 Purchase tickets here


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Old Courthouse



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Reflections on the life of Australia’s national poet our bard Adam Lindsay Gordon’s life of action as a trooper, politician & jockey. Clearing the path for our acclaimed singers that followed Banjo’s Romantic view, and Henry Lawson’s Realist view in the footsteps of the Bard. Australian origin tale from three poets. Gordon: a Remittance man of a distinguished Scottish family. His father, a Bengal cavalry officer , his mother, West Indies British governors daughter. Lawson and Paterson experienced the bush in their youth. Lawson son of a struggling bushman near Bathurst. Paterson, son of a wealthy pastoralist, went to Sydney Grammar School and qualified as a solicitor. The opposing class views of the two is clear in their writing. Paterson idealising Bush life and Lawson focusing on the reality of working people. Their words, of passion vigour and soul are the origin of our character.