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Adam Lindsay Gordon : 05-December-2011
Adam Lindsay Gordon : 05-December-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A bronze bust, unveiled by the President of the Gordon Memorial Committee, Mr. C. R. Long, commemorates Adam Lindsay Gordon who was a celebrated poet and horseman. Gordon lived in Ballarat between 1867 and 1869 and ran Craig's Livery Stables.

He set a record at Flemington when he won three steeplechases in an afternoon. At Mount Gambier in South Australia he performed an amazing feat on his horse at a place immortalised as Gordon`s Leap`.
 

A bronze figure of Adam Lindsay Gordon, the poet, will be unveiled at Ballarat on Sunday, October 26. This information is contained in a neat little invitation and received by Mrs. Fraser Patterson. The bronze statue will be placed in the Gordon cottage that is located in the Ballarat Gardens. 
Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, NSW),  22 October 1941.

Location

Address:Wendouree Parade, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.546439
Long: 143.821969
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Monument Designer:Wallace Anderson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th October, 1941
Front Inscription

ADAM LINDSAY
GORDON,
POET
1833-1870

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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