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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 26th October, 2005|
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