Victoria

Adam Lindsay Gordon


Gordon came to Ballarat in 1867
and took up the leasehold of a Livery Stable.
His cottage has now been moved to
the Ballarat Botanic Gardens.
The Cottage is open to visitors, and Crafts are sold.
Please click on the Illustrated Brochure below for details.

Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage Web Site
GPS: S 37º32.838" E 143º49.377"
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GORDON'S RACING EVENTS FROM 1868 TO 1870
21 March 1868 Gordon meets with a serious racing accident at Ballarat.
19 June 1868 First run at Ballarat Hunt Club.
20 June 1868 Gordon takes part in run of Melbourne Hunt Club on 'Phantom'.
18 September 1868 Third place on 'Maud', win on 'Cadger' at Ballarat.
10 October 1868 In Melbourne Gordon wins three steeplechases in the afternoon.
7 November 1868 Wins VRC Steeplechase on 'Viking'.
5 December 1868 Won Ballarat Steeplechase on 'Babbler'.
1 January 1869 Third on 'Babbler' in Grand National.
12 February Third on 'Maud' at Ballarat.
14 March 1869 Nowhere on 'Union' at Geelong.
27 March 1869 Won VRC Steeple on 'Babbler'.
29 March 1869 Second place in VRC Autumn Steeple on 'Babbler'.
1 May 1869 Takes part in deer hunt at Werribee.
5, 12, 19, June 1869 At Melbourne Hunt Club meets.
24 June 1869 Won Maiden Steeple at Caulfield.
1 July 1869 Third place in Bylands Steeple.
3 July 1869 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet.
10 July 1869 Nowhere on 'Maid of the Wannon' at Croxton Park Steeple.
19, 31,July. 7 August 1869 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club Meets.
10 August 1869 Elected a Steward at Melbourne Hunt Club.
21 August 1869 Nowhere on 'Gayland' in Croxton Park Maiden Steeple.
2 October 1869 Fourth on Blackmore's 'Lancelot' in Adelaide Hunt Club Steeple.
16 October 1869 Gordon's 'Freetrader' third in Hunt Club Cup.
Gordon falls on 'Prince Rupert' in Hunt Club Steeple.
Rode 'Shamrock' in Selling Steeple.
6 November 1869 Nowhere on 'Prince Rupert' in VRC Sreeplechase.
4 December 1869 Second on 'Prince Rupert' in Ballarat Steeplechase.
1 January 1870 Gordon's 'Freetrader' nowhere in Flemington Steeple.
12 March 1870 Thrown from 'Prince Rupert' in VRC Steeplechase.
Taken from a compilation by J.K. Moir, O.B.E.
and reproduced in "The Last Letters 1868-1870 Edited by Hugh Anderson.

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Original in possession of the Marine Hotel, Brighton Victoria-reproduced with their kind permission.
The right hand side top floor wall has been embellished by the sketcher with balconies that did not exist.
The hitching post (below) and the stable at the back (above) can be seen clearly.
Marine Hotel Cnr Park and New Streets Brighton Vic-GPS: S 37º54.802" E 144º59.486"
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GPS: S 37º54.152" E 144º59.546"
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This is the house at 10 Lewis Street Brighton from which the Poet went to his death.
The house has since been demolished.
(Reproduced from Melbourne Herald 2nd May 1979)

GPS: S 37º53.891" E 145º01.334"
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FINALE

150 Years-150 Lives The Brighton General Cemetery, Melbourne.
Copyright Travis M Sellers
A (Adam) Lindsay Gordon's last resting place.
WEB SITE

"The deep blue skies wax dusky, and the tall green trees grow dim,
The sward beneath me seems to heave and fall;
And sickly, smoky shadows through the sleepy sunlight swim,
And on the very sun's face weave their pall.

Let me slumber in the hollow where the wattle blossoms wave,
With never stone or rail to fence my bed;
Should the sturdy station children pull the bush flowers on my grave,
I may chance to hear them romping overhead."

Last Stanzas from 'The Sick Stockrider'- Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes.

THE HOME OF THE BRIGHTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

GPS: S 37º54.651" E 144º59.953"

Web Site (below) of The Brighton Historical Society
where a large collection of Lindsay's memorabilia is held.
Join The Brighton Historical Society.


The Australian Bush Poetry Web Site.
Australian Bush Verse-Poetry and Music.

150th Anniversary First Day Cover.(Reproduced with permission from Australia Post.
-Not to be used for commercial purposes.)
1970. From a series of Famous Australians
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