Learn about the life and work of poet Henry Kendall at the Names Upon A Stone exhibition at The Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum exhibition and open day.

The Brisbane Water Historical Society will present the event as part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival on Saturday and it will run until May 31.
The exhibition will explore the life of Kendall as well as his works and how he found true friendship.

Emeritus professor of English and Australian literature of University of Sydney, Michael Wilding, will be the guest speaker at the open day at 11 am.

Henry Kendall Cottage and museum is set on two and a half acres at West Gosford.

The sandstone house was once a home for the pioneer poet Henry Kendall while he was living with timber merchants the Fagan brothers.

One room contains some of the poet’s possessions, while the remaining rooms are furnished as an old cottage.

The spacious historical museum displays a wide variety of items from the past including typewriters, bottles and old memorabilia and a slab shed in the grounds contains tools and farm machinery.

Event Details

ADDRESS:  25 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford, New South Wales

TIMES: Festival Open Day 10:30 am -1:30 pm.

‘Names Upon a Stone’ exhibition runs 1st March until 31st May.

Open: Wed / Sat / Sun 10 am – 3 pm or by appointment.

ENTRY FEES: Adults $5, Children $3, Concession $4, Family $10, Members $4


(This article was published in the Central Coast Express Advocate What’s On section.)