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Commemorates the 19th Century poet who developed a reputations a distinguished rider in the town`s Great Western Steeplechase prior to his suicide in 1870.
Poems related to the race are "The Fields of Coleraine" and "Banker`s Dream". Monument marks the spot where he rode in the Great Western Steeplechase. Mr. H. G. Trangmar and the Coleraine Race Club initiated a project which was funded through public subscription and built by local volunteers.
|Address:||Glenelg Highway, Coleraine, 3315|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.60|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1862|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1866|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1950|
In memory of Adam Lindsay Gordon the great Australian poet who rode in the Great Western steeplechase, distance about four miles & crossed the road at this point, first run in 1858. The great sportsman was a contestant in this famous event for five years 1862 - 1866. Concerning the race he wrote "On the fields of Coleraine there`ll be labour in vain before the Great Western is ended. The nags will have toiled and silks will be soiled and the rails will require to be mended" Erected 1950