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Adam Lindsay Gordon
Adam Lindsay Gordon

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A monument commemorates both Adam Lindsay Gordon and horses and mules killed in World War One.

It is a bronze statue of a horse in the action of a charger mounted on a base of Warrenheip granite. Funds were raised from visitors to the Adam Lindsay Gordon cottage and it was unveiled on the centenary of the poet`s arrival in Ballarat

Location

Address:Sturt & Lyons Street South , Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.561286
Long: 143.851733
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Designer:Raymond B. Ewery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1969
Front Inscription

He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength:He goeth forth to meet the armed men.He mocketh at fear, and is not afraid,Neither turneth he back from the sword.JOB 39 V21-22*

Erected by the Adam Lindsay Gordon Society to mark the centenary of the poet`s living in Ballarat, also as a memorial to the 958,600 horses and mules killed in the First World War, including 169,000 that left these shores never to return.

"The Lay of the Last Charger"

Unveiled By His Worship the Mayor of Ballaarat  Cr. M. J. Brown

President C.W. Roff C.B.E.          Secretary P.Abson, ESQ

 

Source: MA,RUMV
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