Adam Lindsay Gordon Statue, 74-108 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia Adam Lindsay Gordon
(Photos Taken: 05-Nov-2018)Link
Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) was born in 1833 at Fayal in the Azores where his mother's father had a plantation. He completed his education in England and was sent by his family to South Australia in 1853 where he enlisted in the mounted police. He was briefly a member of Parliament and lived in Western Australia and Ballarat before moving to Melbourne. During his time in Ballarat he suffered a severe head injury in a riding accident, was bankrupted by a fire in the livery stable and lost his infant daughter. The day after the publication of his poems (in Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes) he committed suicide on Brighton Beach in Melbourne.