The Forgotten Henry Kendall
Issue: Summer 2008
Henry Kendall Cottage, built by Peter Fagan using convict labour, and originally known as the Red Cow Inn, and later as Corranbean. Kendall lived here as an employee of the Fagans between 1873 and 1875. Photo courtesy of the Henry Kendall Cottage and Hist
By Dr Michael Ackland
If the poet Henry Kendall is remembered at all, it is for his well loved descriptions of bell-birds or the ferny hinterland of New South Wales. But there is another side to Kendall, hardened by adversity and demons that beset his troubled life.