Gordon of Dingley Dell: The life of Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870), Poet and Horseman
Freestyle Publications, Adelaide, 2003
'Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.'
These well-known words were written by Australia's national poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon, who left his home and family in England at age 19. He spent 14 years in South Australia, mainly in the south-east, where he was a trooper, horse breaker, politician, poet and steeplechase rider. An extraordinary horseman, his famous daredevil 'leap' alongside the Blue Lake at Mount Gambier has never been emulated. His former home, Dingley Dell Cottage, is today a museum and a living memory to the man and his works – a place where the spirit of Adam Lindsay Gordon lives on. Gordon of Dingley Dell is a comprehensive account of the poet's life, intertwined with the history of the day, and includes a selection of Gordon's best-known and loved verses.
Bulldust and Bough Shades: 100 Years of Horse Racing in the Alice
Freestyle Publications, Adelaide, 1981
- historical fiction
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