Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870) was born in England but emigrated to Australia when he was 20. He became a member of the mounted police, then a horse-breaker and steeplechase rider and later a politician. Two volumes of his poetry were published in 1867: Ashtaroth and Sea Spray and Smoke Drift. These were followed by Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes in 1870. That same year and following a spell of financial hardship he took his own life.

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