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All My Love by Anne Brooksbank

28 August, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

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Their lives could have been written so differently: the story of Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore’s lost love.

Still revered across Australia, Henry Lawson is one of the nation’s favourite writers and poets. His contemporary, Mary Gilmore, was a literary icon and radical socialist. Both were heroes of literature that had enormous influence over each other. Both were later the face of Australia’s currency.

Both were secretly betrothed to each other.  At the end of the 19th Century, Mary Gilmore was introduced to the young Henry Lawson. As their friendship developed, Mary found herself caught in the midst of an intense relationship between Henry and his formidable mother, the suffragette Louise Lawson.  What followed was the beginning of a love affair, soon thwarted by a devastating deception.

After researching Mary Gilmore’s memoirs, writer Anne Brooksbank first uncovered the tale of loving promises between two of Australia’s most famous writers.  Taken from excerpts from the couple’s surviving letters, this is the first time Henry and Mary’s forbidden relationship has been brought to the professional stage.

Friday 28 August, 7.30pm

Adults: $40  Arts Hub Members: $35   Youth: $15  Groups of 6+: $35 (group tickets must be purchased in 1 transaction)

Details

Date:
28 August, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
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Organiser

Arts Margaret River
Phone:
08)9758 7316
Email:
info@artsmargaretriver.com
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Venue

Margaret River HEART
47 Wallcliffe Road
Margaret River, WA 6285 Australia
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Phone:
(08) 9780 5294