The Windsor Gazette 12.9.1930
Adam Lindsay Gordon and The Marine Hotel Brighton Victoria
The Border Watch 2.7.1870
The Age 22.10.1945
The Age 16.3.1863
With thanks to The Brighton Historical Society
For The Marcuse Images
Heritage Victoria submission made for - The Marine Hotel
Heritage Victoria submission made for- The Hitching Post
GORDON'S HITCHING POST
THE BRICKS FROM GORDON'S LAST PLACE OF RESIDENCE
10 LEWIS STREET BRIGHTON VICTORIA
Property Purchased For Development in Red.
An application has been made to Heritage Victoria to keep the Marine Hotel (in yellow) protected.
THE MARINE HOTEL
215 NEW STREET BRIGHTON VIC. 3186
Purchased by a Chinese Mainland Developer in July 2017
With, as yet, no set plans for development.
THE WHOLE SORRY SAGA
12.9.1930 An appeal by the Australian Literature Society.
In the 1940's a poet Cyril Goode heard that Gordon's house was going to be demolished. The developer gave Cyril permission to demolish the house, brick by numbered brick and painstakingly moved them to his own backyard in Newport Vic.
Cyril made many representations to the Brighton City Council to reconstruct Gordon's house as a memorial, but was refused. "A man who was behind in his rent is not worth remembering" said the Brighton Mayor of the time, poking Cyril in the chest.
At Gordon's Centenary 1970, The Brighton Historical Society launched their Adam Lindsay Gordon project. They raised 12,000 pounds, but the residence surrounding Dendy Park denied permission to have the cottage in their park.
Cyril Goode died in 1982 and in 1983 Ron Rado had the25,000 bricks transported to his new amusement park "Gumbuya" in Tynong Vic. with the aim of erecting a memorial but it never happened.
In 2017 new owners have come along to upgrade the park into a fully blown tourist attraction.
We hope that they can now use the bricks on their site in some sort of memorial to Adam Lindsay Gordon.
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At left-The demolished house at Gumbuya Amusement Park Tynong Vic.