A plea to locate their whereabouts Guest Post by journalist and writer, Lorraine Day In 2019, in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the death of Australia’s national poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon, the search began for his racing colours, donated to the SAJC by the Blackmore family 47 years previous, in 1972. Renowned as a … Continue reading Where are Adam Lindsay Gordon’s racing colours?
From a Newspaper Article in 1971 (displayed in the Mudgee Museum) What were the original colours worn by Adam Lindsay Gordon when he rode in the first steeple chase held by the Adelaide Hunt Club more than 100 years ago? The Equestrian Federation Olympic Fund believe that they have the original red and white checked … Continue reading Horseman Poet’s Racing Colours in Dispute
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 … Continue reading Poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Racing Colours
The Blackmores and Gairdners and Gordons go back to the 1500's and then some of the Gordons back to John 1st Lord Drummond in the 1400's and much more definitely to John 1st Lord Drummond , whose grand daughter Lady Margaret Stuart was the daughter of James IV Scotland and Lady Margaret Drummond. Lady Margaret … Continue reading The Gordons of Beldorney Castle, Scotland