Henry Lawson’s admission to Eurunderee school is recorded in this 1875 extract from the school admission register. Upon visiting the region again in 1914, at the age of 37, Henry was visiting with the then school headmaster James Elliot and eagerly perused the records from his formative time at the school. His nostalgia inspiring an impromptu poem which he added to the visitor book and can be found in the NSW State Archives.
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April 1914 Henry Lawson - North Shore Sydney
On visiting my old school After many years, I should like to be able To express how pleased I feel at the cheerful and happy appearance of the children, under the new system, and the marvelous change in all things connected with the school; as contrasted with the dull, dreary, senseless grind of the system under which we were supposed to have been taught and which was irksome to teachers and pupils alike.
And I cannot express my delight at the well kept appearance of the Old School which my Father built, and at which I worked and studied as a boy and in the trees that have grown up round it since then.
A look through the Class Room convinced me that I have much to learn and unlearn yet; and I would like to be enrolled here a pupil again, as say Henry Lawson Aged 4 Infant Class