150th anniversary of celebrated poet and horseman’s death commemorated in region

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SPECIAL LOCATION: Today marks the 150th anniversary of the passing of famous poet and horse rider Adam Lindsay Gordon and an obelisk celebrates his famous jump near the Blue Lake. Picture: THOMAS MILES

TODAY marks the 150th anniversary of the death of famous poet and horseman Adam Lindsay Gordon.

Gordon lived in the Limestone Coast for a little over a decade and was just

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On reading your article on the 150th Anniversary of the death of Adam Lindsay Gordon I noted that it was reported that Gordon wrote “Ride from the Wreck” and “The Sick Stock Rider” while staying at Dingley Dell.
As recorded in “The Poems of Adam Lindsay Gordon” arranged by Douglas Sladen and printed in London by Constable & Co. Ltd in 1912 “The Sick Stock Rider” and “From the Wreck” was written by Gordon whilst sitting “on the bough of the old gum tree whilst staying with John Riddoch at Yallum Park in January, 1869”.
It was also recorded that Adam Lindsay Gordon also wrote “Wolf and Hound” and “How we beat the Favourite” whilst staying at Yallum.
Andy Clifford. Yallum Park. Penola

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