Henry Kendall – Sydney

When we were in Sydney’s Botanic Garden recently we walked past a memorial to the poet Henry Kendall. He is one of Australia’s earliest poets, often called a bush poet, and put in the same category as Henry Lawson or Banjo Paterson. However Kendall’s poems are not so much about people and more often about the natural environment. He had a real love of the forests of eastern Australia.

From 1857 to 1868, Kendall lived in Sydney and worked for some of that time as a clerk in the Department of Lands, and he often walked in the nearby Botanic Gardens.

Henry Kendall Monument Botanic Gardens Sydney


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