LEAVES FROM AUSTRALIAN FORESTS by Henry Kendall 1839-82

Dustjacket synopsis:”Henry Kendall was born in 1839, an Australian, brought up among the mountains and forests of the south coast of New South Wales. From the start, his life was rarely happy, and as a young man he was a disturbing mixture of shyness, melancholy and intense ambition.”His poetry is perhaps the most lyrical of any of the Australian poets – ‘singing pictures’, A.G. Stephens called his wonderfully evocative tributes to the Australian bush. Poems such as his well-known ‘Orara’, ‘Mooni’ and ‘To a Mountain’, are filled with the sights and sounds and light of the bush he loved.”Unfortunate as he was in life, Henry Kendall was more fortunate with his friends – the poet Charles Harpur, whom he greatly admired; Sir Henry Parkes, who gave him constant encouragement, as did the hapless Adam Lindsay Gordon, G.G. McCrae, A.L. Michael, and many others. Kendall died in Sydney in 1882, leaving behind him three published books: Poems and Songs 1866; Leaves from Australian Forests 1869; and Songs from the Mountains 1880.”

via LEAVES FROM AUSTRALIAN FORESTS by Henry Kendall 1839-82.

via LEAVES FROM AUSTRALIAN FORESTS by Henry Kendall 1839-82.

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