Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson (17 Jun 1867 – 2 Sep 1922) was an Australian writer and poet. Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer". Like the majority of Australians, Lawson lived in a city, but had had plenty of experience in outback life, in fact, many of his stories reflected his experiences in real life. Henry Lawson was featured on the first (paper) Australian ten dollar note issued in 1966. The Hypnotized Township is a short, “sketch” story by Henry Lawson. The story revolves around Old Mac, a man, who is used to live in his wagon. One night he found himself in a cozy and hostile at the same time environment of a hotel room in the very heart of a city. A round peg in a square hole, Mac struggles with the comforts of his temporary habitat. Can he possibly win this bizarre fight?