They celebrate Movember in Grenfell, which is strange because Grenfell bristles with moustaches every other month of the year as well.
Grenfell is Henry Lawson country. The celebrated poet with the distinctive moustache was born here in a tent on the goldfields in 1867. Grenfell remembers him with the Henry Lawson Obelisk on Lawson Drive just off Henry Lawson Way, a stone’s throw from Lawson Oval. There’s a bust of Henry Lawson on Main Street where you can listen to audio readings of his poems … and that man sitting on the bench at the corner of Main and Forbes Streets. Yes, it’s a life-size bronze statue of Henry.
Grenfell holds on to the past as if its life depends on it – and probably it does. But Henry Lawson shall not be mocked.
The annual Henry Lawson Festival in June celebrates the creative arts, and has spawned a vibrant new creative community within the town. Dip your lid to Henry.