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A monument commemorates poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon who lived in Brighton.
The first boulder includes a relief portrait of Gordon, the crests of the Gordon family and of the City of Brighton, together with a relief of Gordon on horseback.
|Address:||14 Wilson Street, Library, Brighton, 3186|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.910197|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 7th July, 1985|
Plaque 1 :
Crest of the Gordon Family Gordon the poet Crest of the City of Brighton
Adam Lindsay Gordon, pioneer poet and horseman, born in the Azores 18 October 1833; died at Brighton 24 June 1870. This memorial tribute to Gordon to mark his residence in Brighton 1868-1870 was unveiled by Her Worship the Mayor of Bighton Cr. K. E. Harman TPTC, TSpTC, Jp on 7 July, 1985."
Gordon the horseman
Erected by Gordon admirers with funds raised by a special commitee
Chairman Maxwell W. Eise MBE JP
Hon. Sec. Rosalind Landells
Sponsors Brighton Historical Society Brighton City Council National Trust of Australia ( Victoria )
Plaque 2 :
Adam Lindsay Gordon
"Question not, but live and labour
Till yon goal be won
Helping every feeble neighbour
Seeking help from none ;
Life is mostly froth and bubble
Two things stand like stone
Kindness in another's trouble
Courage in your own"
Ye Wearie Wayfarer
"In the Spring, when the wattle gold trembles
Twixt shadow and shine
When each dew-laden air draught resembles
A long draught of wine ;
When the sky-line`s blue burnish`d resistance
Makes deeper the dreamiest distance
Some song in all all hearts hath existence,
Such songs have been mine."
"A shining soul with syllables of fire
Who sang the first great songs these lands can claim to be their own..........
Henry Kendall`s tribute to his friend Gordon