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Kendall Family (1778 - )

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Thomas Kendall (1778 - 1832) arrived in New South Wales enroute for New Zealand in 1813 as a missionary/teacher for the Church Missionary Society. In the following year, he began a school for Maori children at the Bay of Islands. Following his ordination in London in 1820, he returned to New Zealand but was dismissed for impropriety soon after. He returned to New South Wales in 1827 following a short period teaching in Valparaiso. Kendall received a grant of 1280 acres at Narrawallee Creek near Ulladulla and began logging the cedar for sale in Sydney. He was drowned in 1832 when the schooner, Brisbane capsized off Jervis Bay. His son, Thomas Surfleet Kendall, also settled at Ulladulla and held land adjacent to his fatherís grant. Another son, Basil was the father of the poet, Henry Kendall.

Prepared by: Sophie Patrick
Created: 18 July 2002
Modified: 29 July 2002

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 23 February 2010

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