Not far from the Henry Kendall memorial in the Sydney Botanic Gardens, is a memorial to another famous bush poet, Henry Lawson. We mentioned this statue in a previous blog post.
There is another statue of Henry Lawson in a park in Gulgong, NSW. It’s a bit out of the way on the western side of the town and easy to miss.
Gulgong’s Henry Lawson Festival will be on the first weekend in June, featuring a Grand Parade, vintage displays, literary awards, poets morning tea, pavement art and food fair and wine tasting.
A Mary Poppins Festival is held annually in Maryborough, this year on 5 July. Activities include many Mary Poppins themed events, such as nanny races, a chimney sweep challenge, costume parade, kite flying, puppet shows, street theatre and sidewalk art.
Rochester celebrates its Dickensian heritage, by holding two Dickens Festivals a year. The next festival is on 6 to 7 December, 2014 and has a Christmas flavour.
Rochester also has an annual Literary Festival, this year being held from 25 September to 5 October, with theatre, talks, guided walks and poetry readings.