Henry Clarence Kendall (1839-1882) was an Australian poet and was regarded as the first Australian poet to draw his inspiration from the life, scenery and traditions of the country.
No song is this of leaf and bird,
And gracious waters flowing;
I'm sick at heart, for I have heard
Big Billy Vickers "blowing".
He'd never take a leading place
In chambers legislative:
This booby with the vacant face