​          ADAM LINDSAY GORDON 

                POET'S TRAIL                                 



​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

At Right

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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the adam lindsay gordon commemorative COMMITTEE incorporated

Looking after our Heritage

At left-The demolished house at Gumbuya Amusement Park Tynong Vic. 

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