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Gordon of Dingley Dell : the life of Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) : poet and horseman / compiled and edited by Lorraine Day
Bib ID 7789210
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Edition 2nd edition. 
Description Yankalilla, South Australia : Freestyle Publications, 2019 
©2019 
xii, 383 pages : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9780980854466 (paperback)
Summary

Adam Lindsay Gordon arrived in Adelaide only 17 years after establishment of the young colony of South Australia, and less than two years after the colony had attained self-government. Initially, he was probably better known as a horseman which took him over the border to race meetings in the Western District of Victoria, to Ballarat and to Melbourne. Having stood and won a seat in Parliament in South Australia, Gordon's stature, education, gentlemanly politeness and softly-spoken manner began to earn him the respect of the well-to-do, and he mingled easily in the literary circles of Melbourne, where popular sporting paper Bell's Life began publishing some of his racing verse. Unfortunately, his ability as a poet was underestimated until after his death in 1870. He became known as the National Poet of Australia in 1934, and was honoured with a bust in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abby; the only Australian poet to be so honoured.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

NLApp78017

Subjects Gordon, Adam Lindsay, 1833-1870.  |  Poets, Australian -- 19th century -- Biography.  |  Horsemen and horsewomen -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Sports & Active outdoor recreation.  |  Australian history  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.
Other authors/contributors Day, Lorraine, compiler, editor

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