Adam Lindsay Gordon
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October 19, 1833 (age 37)

Adam Lindsay Gordon (19 October 1833 – 24 June 1870) was a British-Australian poet, horseman, police officer and politician. He was the first Australian poet to gain considerable recognition overseas, and according to his contemporary, writer Marcus Clarke, Gordon's work represented "the beginnings of a national school of Australian poetry".

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Gordon, c. 1860
Born(1833-10-19)19 October 1833
Died24 June 1870(1870-06-24) (aged 36)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationPoet, balladist, politician
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Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes is a Portuguese-Australian poet, politician, and horse jockey best known for his Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes. "A Song of Autumn" and "The Swimmer" are two of his solo poetry.

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He married Margaret Park in October of 1862. The couple's infant daughter died in 1868.


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Adam Durnford Gordon and Harriet Gordon were his first cousins. In 1853, he joined the South Australian Mounted Police after spending his childhood in Portugal and England.

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He had a horse riding accident in 1870 that resulted in a head injury. This event, along with the initial failure of his Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes, was a factor in his June suicide.


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Composer Sir Edward Elgar set Gordon's poems "A Song of Autumn" and "The Swimmer" to music.

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● Adam Lindsay Gordon was born on October 19, 1833 (age 36) in Portugal
● He is a celebrity author
● His the best movies are The Sick Stockrider , The Wreck
● His popular books are The Poems of Adam Lindsay Gordon (1912), Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870), Sea Spray and Smoke Drift (1867) and Ashtaroth: A Dramatic Lyric (1867)
● He attended Royal Military Academy, Woolwich , RGS Worcester
● He died on June 24, 1870, Melbourne, Australia

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