Distinctively Visual

Distinctively Visual: Elias Shinwari
Discuss how Lawson and Paterson use language techniques in order to create their visions of the Australian landscape.
Distinctively visual images which can be seen, or perceived in the mind can shape the responder understanding of relationship with others plus the world. Such interpretations, as seen in Henry Lawson’s short stories, “The Drovers’ Wife”, “In a Dry Season” and Banjo Paterson’s “Clancy of the overflow” have been illustrated in both visual and literary images. The purpose of such distinctively visual texts can be both entertaining and didactic making the responder aware of the perspective of the author and their context.
Henry Lawson’s short stories “Drovers’ Wife and “In a Dry Season” as well as Banjo Paterson ballad “Clancy of the Overflow” illustrate experiences of the Australia outback. These include disdain for the modern city in Henry Lawson’s and Banjo Paterson’s texts and adulation of the bush in Paterson ballad and disdain for the bush in Lawson’s texts and the effects it has on the people living in that environment good or bad.
Both men have been influenced in some way by the bush which has affected the way they have described the Australian landscape. Lawson was born on the Grenfell goldfields in New South Wales on June 1867. He lived in the bush until his parents got separated 1883 and Lawson moved with his mother in Sydney. Though the time in the bush he was brought up in bush poverty, suffered hardship of bush life and personally knew the characters and lifestyles he wrote about, giving him a first class but largely negative understanding of the bush.
Banjo Paterson was born at the property "Narrambla", near Orange, New South Wales. Paterson's family lived on the isolated Buckinbah Station until he was 5. When Paterson's uncle died, his family took over the uncle's farm in Illalong, near Yass. He saw horsemen from the Snowy Mountains country take part in picnic races and polo matches, which led to...