Poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Racing Colours

Poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon rode horses for Edwin Gordon Blackmore.

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Blue Lake, Mount Gambier (Photo credit, David Blackmore)

In July 1864, the poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon performed the daring riding feat known as Gordon’s Leap on the edge of the Blue Lake. A commemorative obelisk erected there has an inscription which reads:

“This obelisk was erected as a memorial to the famous Australian poet. From near this spot in July, 1864, Gordon made his famed leap on horseback over an old post and rail guard fence onto a narrow ledge overlooking the Blue Lake and jumped back again onto the roadway. The foundation stone of the Gordon Memorial Obelisk was laid on 8th July 1887.”

Adam Lindsay Gordon Obelisk at the Blue Lake, Mount Gambier

Adam Lindsay Gordon (b1833 – d1870)

Blue Lake, Mount Gambier (Photo credit David Blackmore)

Adam Lindsay Gordon used to ride race horses for great grandfather, Edwin Gordon Blackmore. Edwin’s son, Jack and Edith Blackmore had…

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