Julian Tenison Woods

Penola – Ten Years in the Bush and Beyond

Julian Edmund Tenison Woods (15.11.1832 – 7.10.1889)

When the cultured, London-born Father Woods rode into Penola on the Feast of St Joseph in March 1857, he was unaware that he would later look back on his productive and immensely rewarding ten years here in the bush as the happiest of a diverse and distinguished life.

As you view this intriguing exhibition, like Mary you will wonder how this remarkable man, whom she described as ‘the earnest naturalist, the scientist priest, the lover of the wild and beautiful’, achieved so much and influenced so many.