Major Baker appears to have arrived in Melbourne from New Zealand in early September 1867
In April 1868 Major Baker bought "Babbler" for a bargain price of 120 guineas for hunting and racing.
1868 Oct 10 Gordon wins three steeplechases in one day.. Flemington Racecourse,
Melbourne Hunt Club Cup on ”Babbler”. Metropolitan Steeplechase on “Viking”. Selling Steeple on “Cadger”.Melbourne. “Age” 12/10/68
In November Gordon stayed at Victoria Barracks with his friend Major Baker, the owner of 'Babbler'. 
At the time of Gordon's visit, the Victoria Barracks were the home of the British 14th Regiment.
1868 Dec 5 Won Ballarat Steeplechase on “Babbler” –“Australasian” 12/12/68 Page 746
1869 Jan. 1 (Victoria’s First Grand National Steeplechase)Third on “Babbler” in Grand National Steeplechase. (vic) “Australasian” 2/1/69 Page 11. 
Turf Register.37 (Gordon’s horse Viking, ridden by D. Callanan) (Hobart Mercury 14/7/1917)
1869 Mar. 27 Won VRC Steeple on “Babbler”
1869 Mar 29 Second in VRC Autumn Steeple on “Babbler”. “Australasian” 3/4/69 Page 426-427; Turf Register 67-68
Gordon rode with Major Baker at Melbourne Hunt Club meetings and Major Baker was one of the chief mourners at Gordon's funeral.

HOME OF ROBERT POWER

THE MELBOURNE HUNT CLUB

Melbourne Landing, 1840; watercolour by W. Liardet (1840)-State Library of Victoria-
People arriving in Melbourne by ship would have alighted at wharves in the Yarra river below Market Street.
It would be logical to have an Hotel close by. The original Scott's Hotel was at 444 Collins Street, level with the wharves.

"Twenty annual licences had been issued by 1839. Well known was George Smith's Lamb Inn in Collins Street west, 'a series of low shingled weatherboard cottages joined together with dark passageways' on a site purchased at the first land sale in 1837. 'A roystering place for shepherds with cheques' its large dining-room was used for meetings. Here sporting clubs and companies were founded, coroner's inquests held and duels organised. Sold in 1840, the licence lapsed when the new owner went bankrupt. Reopened in 1849 as the Clarendon Family Hotel, it was rebuilt as Scott's Hotel in 1861 and became a Melbourne institution." http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM00727b.htm David Dunstan

1868 Nov 28 Maggie arrives from Robe, lands at Williamstown. Gordon was waiting at Queen’s wharf, caught up with her
at Scott’s Hotel. Then put up at hotels until lodgings were found . Geoffrey Hutton Pge 152
(Napolean the Third Hotel in Emerald Hill) –Argus 27-6-1892 pg 6

DOWN TO BRIGHTON VICTORIA


Literature and Racing

GORDON STAYED WITH MAJOR BAKER AT THE VICTORIA BARRACKS ST. KILDA ROAD MELBOURNE

THEN

South Australian Register Adelaide Tuesday 23 August 1870, page 5
VICTORIA
(From yesterday's Evening Journal)
Melbourne August 22
The transport-ship Corona is ready for sea.
Lieut.-Colonel Rocke has command of the troops, numbering 300 rank and file.
General Chute and Major Baker will remain for a short time in the colony.
Over 50 men have deserted.


THE RAILWAY HOTEL- PREVIOUSLY THE NAPOLEON THE THIRD HOTEL
280 FERRARS STREET SOUTH MELBOURNE-CORNER OF BANK STREET

TO THIS

THE YORICK CLUB HAD SEVERAL MOVES
MOSTLY SITUATED IN THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE SWANSTON STREET/COLLINS STREET INTERSECTION

1868 Nov. 14 Gordon joined Yorick Club. –“My Father and My Father’s Friends” Friend of Marcus Clarke

MYRNONG - TOORAK (Courtesy of City of Stonnington Historical Society)

Mr. Robert Power was born at Galway, in Ireland, and came to Victoria in 1840, when only seven years of age, with his father, 
Mr. Thomas Herbert Power, who afterwards was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. The family settled in Hawthorn, and when quite a young man Mr.Robert Power commenced business as a stock and station agent, eventually founding the firm of Powers, 
Rutherford, and Company. Mr. Power retired from the firm, and with the exception of being a member of the board of directors of Dalgety and Company Limited, with which he had been associated for many years, took no further part in active commercial life. 
In the sporting world Mr. Power’s name was as well known as in commercial circles. He was one of the original founders of the Victoria Racing Club and was on the committee of that body from its inception until a few years ago. As an amateur rider Mr. Power gained considerable fame, and on one occasion rode in a Melbourne steeplechase, his mount being his favourite horse Viking, for which he owned a half share with Adam Lindsay Gordon. 
Gordon was invited to stay at the home of Robert Power to recover his health and was there for 2 months in October and November of 1868. Gordon supervised the work of his jockeys and took the horses for long walks in the morning. He finished the morning with a swim in the Yarra. 
He also wrote the poem “A Song of Autumn” for Robert Power’s 5 year old daughter, Maude who picked flowers with him in the garden and queried where they went when picked, along with the fallen leaves. 
The poem was also a prophesy of his own death. 
'Child! can I tell where the garlands go? 
Can I say where the lost leaves veer 
On the brown-burnt banks, when the wild winds blow,
When they drift through the dead-wood drear? 
Girl! when the garlands of next year glow, 
You may gather again, my dear-- 
But I go where the last year's lost leaves go 
At the falling of the year.'

THE BARRACKS ARE CLOSED TO PUBLIC TOURS FROM TIME TO TIME WHEN AUSTRALIA BECOMES INVOLVED IN HOSTILITIES

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Photo-State Library of Victoria Catalogue H 11646

                  The hotel was were race-goers paid their entrance fee to the racecourse which was situated between the hotel and the beach.

The Northern Miner (Charters Towers) Wednesday 3 August 1927, page 6
Mr. D. ("Denny") Fountain, who resides at Glenhuntly, knew Gordon personally, and from him obtained a new viewpoint of the poet's capabilities as a cross-country horseman (writes 'Khedive' in the Melbourne ''Herald").
The headquarlers of Gordon used to be at Portland, where the residents worshipped him, said Mr. Fountain. At Hamilton another master horseman, the late Mr. James Wilson, held sway. Between these rivals. there was no jealousy or ill-feeling; but, though Mr. Wilson was adjudged superior to Gordon over fences, any remark of that character made in the hearing of a 'Portlandlte' was liable to cause bloodshed. Both Mr. Wilson and Gordon moved their racing strings to Melbourne, and were jointly quartered at the Napoleon lll, Hotel, Emerald Hill, kept by a Mr.Trotter. There Mr. Fountain, as a lad of 14, attached to the Wilson menage, was in daily con tact with Gordon,, whom ha describes as ''a thoroughbred gentleman; an aristocrat." 
Jimmy Harcourt, Billy Trainer {the father of Gordon Trainer),' and Billy, Simpson lodged at the hotel. Simp son was the Tommy Hales of his day. Trainer cultivated the acquaintance
of Gordon, and possessed some of his unpublished verse.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Monday 27 June 1892
Mr Whiteman recalled the days when Gordon used to visit his forge in Mackillop -street, and sit
dangling his legs while be recited his verses in a peculiar sing-song which was not unpleasant and brought 
out the rhythm very well ; and told also of many pleasant evenings spent at the Napoleon the Third Hotel
in Emerald Hill, at which Gordon lived for a while.

NOW

In Gordon's time the Yorick club was thought to be situated next to the Argus Office on the downward side. Entry to the building was made at the back by walking down the alleyway. The Argus Office is depicted here with a small crowd outside reading the latest news from the boards. The cross road is Swanston Street..

ARTICLE BY DR. HELEN DEHN
The Yorick Club was initiated by a small group of literary men who first gathered informally in the spacious lodgings of F. W. Haddon in Spring Street. Haddon, who in 1867 had become the editor of the Argus, moved to smaller lodgings, so the literary gatherings continued in Nissen’s Cafe at 103 Bourke Street until the meetings became too noisy for the proprietor. “In April 1868, a more formal meeting took place between Messrs. Dr Aubrey Bowen, Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Hamilton McKinnon, Alfred Telo, John J. Shillinglaw and Tom Carrington for the purpose of forming a club” in a private room on the top floor of 74 Collins Street East, then known as Oliver’s Cafe, opposite the present-day Athenaeum. This arrangement was settled upon by May 1868. The street numbering system has since been changed from one that began at Elizabeth Street and ran in both directions towards Spring Street and Spencer Street, to the current system where numbers begin at Spring Street and run all the way to Spencer Street with even numbers now located on the northern side of Collins Street rather than the southern side. 74 Collins Street was then right next door to the Argus Office at 76 Collins Street.
Another source located the Yorick Club at 78 Collins Street, on the other side of the Argus building, describing the premises as having “a fine front room, a mall library and committee room and a strangers’ room on the first floor” but this statement was made in conjunction with a report that Clarke had been blackballed in 1874 and it appears that by this time the Yorick had moved from 74 Collins to 78 Collins Street.
With the establishment of a regular forum at Oliver’s Cafe in May 1868, members were free to meet until late at night for drinks and the planning of further publications. Meals were obtained by means of a ground floor door leading into Mueller’s Argus Hotel next door.
“At the outset Marcus Clarke insisted that the new club should be absolutely bohemian and its members were to sit on kerosene tins, smoke churchwardens and drink nothing but beer out of pewters. This was later modified when bundles of tied-up newspapers were found in a back room which could be fashioned into saddle-back chairs”. 
Early members of the Yorick Club included Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Kendall, FW Haddon, JJ Shillinglaw, GA Walstab, Alfred Talo, James Smith, James Edward Neild, RP Whitworth, Garnet Walch, George Gordon McCrae, Hamilton MacKinnon, Henry Giles Turner, and Patrick Maloney amongst others. Some members of the Yorick Club, including Lindsay and Henry Kendall, also met informally at the Red Lion Hotel in Church Street Hawthorn.

The South Melbourne swamp at the rear of the Barracks is seen filled in with soil from Yarra river excavations

State Library of Victoria Panorama of Melbourne from the tower of Government House] [picture]

State Library Victoria 

Accession no(s) IMP24/01/67/9 

THE LAST STAGE

                   DOWN TO MELBOURNE

TIMELINE

1869 May 1 Takes part in deer hunt at Werribee. “Australasian” 8/5/69 Page 587
1869 May 9 Letter to John Riddoch just to say that he, Gordon, is alive. Doesn’t feel much like racing. Going to Ballarat next week.
1869 Jun 5 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet. “Australasian” 12/6/69 Page 747
1869 Jun 5 First annual meeting of The Yorick Club with 100 members from Literary, Scientific and Artistic Circles.
(The Argus Melbourne, Vic. Saturday 19 June 1869 Page 1 S)
1869 June 12 “How We Beat the Favourite” appeared. “Australasian” 12/6/69 Page 747
1869 June 12 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet. “Australasian” 19/6/69 Page 779
1869 June 19 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet “Australasian” 26/6/69 Page 811.
1869 June 24 Won Maiden Steeple at Caulfield on “Maid of the Wannon”. – “Australasian” 26/6/69 Turf Register Page 4 (The last race that Gordon
has won) Also on record that this was the first recorded race at Caulfield Racecourse. (Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW Wednesday 21 
July 1909 Page 4)
1869 July 1 Third place on “Maid of the Wannon” - Bylands Steeple-near Kilmore.-“(Australasian” 3/7/69 Page 19. Turf Register Page 5.)
(The Register (Adelaide Saturday 11 December 1915, page 7)
1869 July 3 “The Arab Horse” appeared (prose) , -“Australasian” 3/7/69 Page 10
1869 July 3 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet.-“Australasian” 10/7/69 Page 44.
1869 July 10 Nowhere on “Maid of the Wannon” Croxton Park Steeple (Vic).”Australasian” 17/7/69 Page 74
1869 July 19 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet. “Australasian” 24/7 69 Page 108.
1869 July 24 “The Ring and the Rocks” (prose), by “Turfeutier” appeared- “Australasian” 24/7/69 Page 106.
1869 July 29 Henry Kendall joined Yorick Club
1869 July 31 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet. “Australasian” 7/8/69 Page 172.
1869 Aug. 7 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet. “Australasian” 14/8/69 Page 204.
1869 Aug 12 Letter to John Riddoch. Gordon still writing for the Australasian. All about the Hunt Club and the hounds.
Complains he has had only 2 letters from Riddoch since he saw him last.. Is unhappy with his treatment by The Australasian
1869 Aug. 16 Elected as Steward of Melbourne Hunt Club. “Australasian” 21/8/69 Page 235
1869 Aug 21 Attended meet Melbourne Hunt Club, morning..- “Australasian” 23/8/69 Page 267
1869 Aug 21 Afternoon. Nowhere on “Gaylad” Croxton Park Maiden Steeple (Vic). “Age” 23/8/69 Page 226
1869 Sep 4 Letter to John Riddoch. Received notice from the National Bank about his debt to Riddoch and says
he has no money to pay it. Not even enough to pay the interest on a mortgage he has and asks John Riddoch to extend his loan.
1869 Oct 2 Fourth on Blackmore’s “Lancelot” (Launcelot) Adelaide Hunt Club Steeple- Turf Reg. Page 214
(The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Tuesday 7 October 1902, page 4)
This was the first race meeting of the Adelaide Hunt Club (The Advertiser Adelaide, SA Friday 1 October 1909 Page 9)
1869 Oct 9 Letter from G.J. Whyte-Melville appears in “Australasian” re “Sea Spray and Smoke Drift”- “Australasian” 9/10/69 Page 458
1869 Oct 16 Gordon’s horse Third in Hunt Club Cup (Vic).- “Age” 18/10/69
1869 Oct 16 Gordon’s horse Third in Hunt Club Cup (Vic).- “Age” 18/10/69
1869 Oct 16 Gordon had a fall off “Prince Rupert” in Hunt Club Steeple.(Vic) His horse “Viking” came third.- “Age 18/10/69
1869 Oct 16 Nowhere on “Shamrock” in Steeple.(Vic). “Age 18/10/69
1869 Nov Sheep farming in W.A. eventually collapses. Lambton Mount advertises sale of sheep and property.
(The Herald Fremantle Saturday 6 November 1869 Page 3)
1869 Nov 6 Nowhere on “Prince Rupert” VRC Steeplechase.(Vic) Gordon’s horse fourth.-“Age” 8/11/69 Turf Register Page 22
1869 Dec 4 Second on “Prince Rupert” Ballarat Steeplechase.- Ballarat “Star” 6/12/69
1869 Dec 4 Gordon takes steps to assert claim to Esslemont Estate.- Sladen Humphris. xxx11
Wrote “Argemone” for Miss Riddoch’s album.- Sladen. Humphris.xxx11
1869 Late Joined Brighton Artillery Corps. Signed his declaration before Cr Thomas Wilson 1869 (Dingley Dell Museum)
1869 Dec Gordon lent Dr. Murray(Dr to the Bighton Artillery Corps) a book of poems. (Geoffrey Hutton)

1868 Oct 10 Gordon wins three steeplechases in one day.. Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne. “Age” 12/10/68
Melbourne Hunt Club Cup on ”Babbler”. Metropolitan Steeplechase on “Viking”. Selling Steeple on “Cadger”.
At the end of this, the last race, the winning horse, Gordon sold his horse 'Cadger' by public auction, Mr, Harris becoming the purchaser for £40.
In November Gordon stayed at Victoria Barracks with his friend Major Baker, the owner of 'Babbler' the horse which Gordon rode for his first win on that day.

FLEMINGTON - FROM THIS

Adam Lindsay Gordon's involvement with the club is as follows:-

1867 Oct 12  Second Melbourne Hunt Club Great Metropolitan Steeple (Vic) On  ‘Cadger’- Banker’s Dream based on this race.
1867 Oct 12 Came third at Melbourne Hunt Club Cup (Vic) on ‘Merrimac” “Australasian” 19.10.67 P 490 Turf Register P.!.
1868 June 20 Took part in Melbourne Hunt Club meet. Gordon rode Phantom. “Australasian” 27/6/68 Page 810
1868 Sept 26 Gordon rode in Melbourne Hunt Club Meet on "Cadet"-Last Meet for Season.(The Australasian Saturday 3 October 1868 P11)

1868 Oct 10     Gordon wins three steeplechases in one day.. Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne. “Age” 12/10/68
                       Melbourne Hunt Club Cup on ”Babbler”. Metropolitan Steeplechase on “Viking”.  Selling Steeple on “Cadger”.Sold Cadger for £40.
1869 Jun 5 Attended Melbourne Hunt Club meet. “Australasian” 12/6/69 Page 747
Then weekly with his wife Maggie until elected as steward.
1869 Aug. 16 Elected as Steward of Melbourne Hunt Club. “Australasian” 21/8/69 Page 235

1869 Aug 21  Attended meet Melbourne Hunt Club, morning..- “Australasian”  23/8/69 Page 267

1869 Oct 16  Gordon’s “Freetrader” Third in  Hunt Club Cup (Vic).- “Age” 18/10/69

 1869 Oct 16  Gordon had a fall off “Prince Rupert”  in Hunt Club Steeple.(Vic) His horse “Viking” came third.- “Age 18/10/69

Adam Lindsay Gordon used to visit his Blacksmith friend, John Whiteman, at his forge in McKillop Street 
Melbourne which was on the opposite side of the street to Kirk's Bazaar. Gordon used to 
sit dangling his legs while he recited his verse in a peculiar sing-song in a manner which was not unpleasant
and brought out the ryhthm very well; and told of many pleasant evenings spent at the Napoleon the Third Hotel
in Emerald Hill, at which Gordon lived for a while. (The Argus 27 June 1892 Page 6)

                                                     Image-KIRK'S BAZAAR-State library of Victoria Catalogue A/S18/04/89/60

The history of the Melbourne Hunt Club is well recorded in the book 
‘Hounds are Running’ by Heather B. Ronald. 
The Melbourne Hunt Club has the oldest established pack of hounds in Australia, founded in 1853, with 
hounds brought from Ireland by George Watson of Cobb & Co. fame. 
The original Kennels were on his premises ‘Kirks Bazaar’ in Bourke Street, Melbourne, followed by various moves to St. Kilda, 
Caulfield, Mordialloc and Deer Park, each on the outskirts of Melbourne in their time. (By Graham S. Facey Melbourne Hunt Club Member 1954 – 1984 )

                                                     KIRK'S BAZAAR WAS SITUATED IN HARDWARE LANE MELBOURNE CITY.

TIME LINE

1868 Oct 6 Long letter to John Riddoch from the home of Robert Power, mainly about money, 
paying off everybody except John Riddoch. Received small amount of money from his father’s fist cousin and his grandmother. 
First record of Gordon’s acqaintanceship with Marcus Clarke 
1868 Oct 10 Gordon wins three steeplechases in one day.. Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne. “Age” 12/10/68
Melbourne Hunt Club Cup on ”Babbler”. Metropolitan Steeplechase on “Viking”. Selling Steeple on “Cadger”.
1868 Oct 17 Article in Australasian on Gordon’s riding. “Australasian” 17/10/68 Page 491
1868 Oct 17 Unplaced on “Palenurus” in Master’s Cup (Vic)- “Australasian” 24/10/68 Page523
1868 Nov. Stayed with friend Major Baker in St. Kilda Road Barracks.” -Sladen-Humphris”
1868 Nov 1 “The Three Friends appeared in “Colonial Monthly” “Colonial Monthly Page 239
1868 Nov 7 Article in “Australasian” refers to Gordon’s reckless feats of horsemanship. –“Australasian” 7/11/68 Page 586
1868 Nov 7 Won V.R.C. Steeplechase on “Viking” – “Australasian” 14/11/68 Page 618
1868 Nov 14 V.R.C Melbourne Spring Meeting. “Peeping Tom”. –“Australasian” Pages 617-619
1868 Nov 14 Eulogy of Gordon’s riding in “Australasian” “Australasian” 14/11/68 Page 617
1868 Nov. 14 Gordon joined Yorick Club. –“My Father and My Father’s Friends” Friend of Marcus Clarke.
1868 Nov 17 Long letter to John Riddoch from Mr Power’s house, about his relying on racing to make ends meet.
1868 Nov 25 Letter to John Riddoch from the house of Robert Power saying that he must sell his horses and he is recovering from his falls and 
must do something about a job now and Is writing for The Australasian but has not finished a single article yet.
1868 Nov 28 Letter to John Riddoch, talking about his Esslemont entitlement and acknowledging Riddoch’s telegram
that Maggie was arriving home on the Penola.
1868 Nov 28 Maggie arrives from Robe, lands at Williamstown. Gordon was waiting at Queen’s wharf, caught up with her
at Scott’s Hotel. Then put up at hotels until lodgings were found . Geoffrey Hutton Pge 152
(Napolean the Third Hotel in Emerald Hill) –Argus 27-6-1892 pg 6
1868 Dec Gordon’s poetry promoted by Marcus Clarke
1868 Dec 1 Poem “Doubtful Dreams” appeared in “Colonial Monthly”- “Colonial Monthly” Page 316
1868 Dec 1 Gordon hailed by Colonial Monthly as poetic find. “Colonial Monthly” Page 265.
Gordon now staying with Major Baker and the officers of the 40th Regiment at St. Kilda Barracks. “Sladen Humphris.”
1868 Dec 5 Won Ballarat Steeplechase on “Babbler” –“Australasian” 12/12/68 Page 746
1868 Dec 5 Received a letter from England stating he is heir to Esslemont –“Sladen- Humphris xxx11”
1868 Christmas Over the hot days of Christmas stayed at lodgings in North Brighton. (Geoffrey Hutton Pge 152)
1868 Dec 26 Contributed “The Dregs of the Cup by the Hermit” (prose) (Either A.L. Gordon or R.H. Horne with reference 
to the Peripatetic Philosopher McLaren , Clarke 1887) “Australasian” 26/12/68 Page 810 
1869 Jan. 1 (Victoria’s First Grand National Steeplechase)Third on “Babbler” in Grand National Steeplechase. (vic) “Australasian” 2/1/69 Page 11. 
Turf Register.37. (Gordon’s horse Viking, ridden by D. Callanan) (Hobart Mercury 14/7/1917)
1869 Jan Letter to John Riddoch . Sold his horse ‘Maud’ saying his is leaving to stay with John Riddoch.
Travelling by train to Ballarat then overland on his horse ‘Fairy’. Gordon was trying for life insurance.
1869 Jan 2 “The Dregs of the Cup by the Hermit” concluded “Australasian” Page 10
1869 Jan. 2 Went to Yallum Park SA To stay with John Riddoch Wrote From the wreck and The Sick Stockrider, (Where Starlight and his gang are 
mentioned.) Wolf and hound & on the way home A Basket of Flowers. Edward Bright was “Ned” of The Sick Stockrider.
1869 Jan 16 “An Unsentimental Journey” by The Hermit sequel to “Dregs of the Cup” appeared. “Australasian” 16/1/69 Page 74-75
1869 Feb 12 Third on “Maude” in Ballarat Miners Steeple. “Australasian” 13/2/69 Page 203; Turf Register 47.
1869 Feb. 14 Wrote “A Basket of Flowers” for Miss Riddoch. “Sladen-Humphris xxx11”
1869 Feb 15 Letter to John Riddoch recounting horse ride from Yallum to Coleraine and coach to Ballarat via Hamilton
and how tired his body is from the journey home. Also of writing ‘A Basket of Flowers’ using a pencil and paper whilst travelling.
1869 Feb 17 Letter to John Riddoch . Gordon hopes for a position on the Australasian as a sporting reporter, and talks about trading in horses
to make some money. Also is paying interest on a loan from South Australia.
1869 Feb 28 Pays subscription to the Yorick Club
1869 Mar 4 Unplaced on “Union” Geelong (Vic) Steeplechase. (“Australasian” 6/3/69 Page 298; Turf Register. 55)
Racecourse now moved to beside Geelong Showgrounds in 1907, but then on the banks of the Barwon River at Marshalltown 
near to Lake Connewarre with a branch railway line(Wikipedia)
1869 Mar 6 “An Unsentimental Journey” continued “Australasian” 6/3/69 Page 299
1869 Mar. 27 Won VRC Steeple on “Babbler” 
1869 Mar 29 Second in VRC Autumn Steeple on “Babbler”. “Australasian” 3/4/69 Page 426-427; Turf Register 67-68
1869 April Henry Kendall arrives in Melbourne.
1869 The Red Lion Hotel, Hawthorn was the favourite meeting place of Gordon and friend George McCrae
1869 Gordon’s Letter to Kendall where he mentions
Kendall’s “The Hut by Black Swamp” Published 1869
1869 Brighton Drill Hall Built in Wilson Reserve facing Middle Crescent. Demolished in 1956
1869 Apr 3 “An Unsentimental Journey” concluded “Australasian Page 427
1869 May 1 In furnished rooms at 10 Lewis Street Brighton Vic.
Rented from Hugh Kelly and his wife.-Gardener to George Higinbotham

​          ADAM LINDSAY GORDON 

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