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Adam Lindsay Gordon : 17-September-2012
Adam Lindsay Gordon : 17-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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
Long: 144.997963
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th July, 1985
Front Inscription

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 dedication

"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

Source: MA,VMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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