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Adam Lindsay Gordon : 29-November-2012
Adam Lindsay Gordon : 29-November-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Bust commemorates the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon who was a former police officer in Penola. The Penola bust is the first replication Westminster Abbey has allowed.

So important is Gordon’s bush poetry that he is immortalised in Poets’ Corner, in London’s Westminster Abbey, where his bust is flanked by monuments to Wordsworth, Bronte and Shakespeare.






Address:Church Street, Penola, 5277
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.378153
Long: 140.836747
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 26th October, 2005
Front Inscription

Adam Lindsay Gordon  1833 - 1870

Police Trooper  Horseman  Parliamentarian  Poet

From the original in Westminister Abbey by Kathleen Scott this sculpture was unveiled by the Dean of Westminster the Very Reverend Dr Wesley Carr on 26 October 2005

Poets of Penola

An initiative of the Penola District Cultural Fund and the Lions Club of Penola

The first stage of this project was made possible by the generosity of many contributoes including the following major benefactors

Llewellyn Davies great-grandson of Margaret Low widow of A L Gordon

Glen Clifford  Eleanor Rymill In memoriam  The R B Engler family  Judy & Peter Rymill & Family  Libby & John Heyward & Family   Safries Pty Ltd  The Lions Club of Penola  Alan Scott OAM  Robert Mills FRAIA  Robert H C Seymour   Margaret & Peter Muller  Thomas Degaris & Clarkson  Parker Coonawarra Estate  Ros & Ron Thomas & Family  Penola Dist Business & Tourism Assoc  Wattle Range Council

Source: MA
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