Kendall, Henry

Kendall, Henry

▪ Australian poet
born April 18, 1839, Yatteyattah, near Milton, N.S.W., Australia
died Aug. 1, 1882, Sydney

      Australian poet whose verse was a triumph over a life of adversity.

      His father, a missionary and linguist, died when Kendall and his twin brother, Basil Edward, were two years old. Their mother moved with her sons to a farm, where Kendall remained until 1854, when he went to sea with an uncle for two years. At the age of 17 he returned to Sydney to become a shop assistant, began to write, and attracted the attention of a lawyer who gave him a position in his office and let the young poet read in his library. His first verse appeared in local journals, collected in Poems and Songs (1862). Friends found him a government job in 1863 that enabled him to support his mother and sisters, and in 1868 he decided to marry. Less than a year later, however, he resigned his post and moved to Melbourne with his wife. Apparently, his wife and mother quarreled constantly because of the mother's heavy drinking.

      In Melbourne he tried journalism without success and published Leaves from Australian Forests (1869), which was well received critically but sold poorly. He found another government position but resigned because he could not handle the statistical work demanded of him. Two years of great poverty and heavy drinking followed before friends again rescued him with a job as a storekeeper at Camden Haven, N.S.W. In 1880 he published his last volume of poetry, Songs from the Mountains.

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