Henry Kendall (poet)

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Henry Kendall

Thomas Henry Kendall (18 April 1839 – 1 August 1882), was an Australian author and bush poet, who was particularly known for his poems and tales set in a natural environment. He appears never to have used his first name — his three volumes of verse were all published under the name of Henry Kendall.


  • The silver-voiced bell-birds, the darlings of day-time,
    They sing in September their songs of the May-time.
  • Welcome as waters unkissed by the summers
    Are the voices of bell-birds to thirsty far-comers.
  • Songs interwoven of lights and of laughters
    Borrowed from bell-birds in far forest rafters.