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Adam Lindsay Gordon : 30-November-2012
Adam Lindsay Gordon : 30-November-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Plaque commemorates the purchase of the "Dingley Dell" property by poet Adam Lindsay Gordon. Dingley Dell has been restored and refurbished as a museum, paying homage to the poet and bushman, as well as reflecting 19th century Australian lifestyle.  It contains many of Gordon's belongings and memorabilia.

Adam Lindsay Gordon was Australia's National Poet who sang the first great songs of the land.  He spent three happy and fruitful years at Dingley Dell between 1864 and 1867 where he wrote most of the poems in Sea Spray and Smoke Drift and Bush Ballads.  It was Gordon's only true home and resting place in Australia.



Address:Dingley Dell Road, Port MacDonnell, 5291
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.041348
Long: 140.679757
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:8-March-1864
Actual Event End Date:8-March-1864


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 8th March, 1964
Front Inscription

Dingly Dell 1864 - 1964

This plaque was erected by the District Council of Port MacDonnell to commemorate the purchase of this property by Adam Lindsay Gordon 8th March 1864

Unveiled by William Roff Esq,m C.B.E., 8th March 1964

Source: MA , ADB
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