89 years Since First Pilgrimage to Dingley Dell Cottage

The one time home of Australia's national poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon, from 1926 became the location of the first of many annual pilgrimages by admirers as part of the 'Back to Port MacDonnell' celebrations, for which more than 8000 visited. The first dedicated pilgrimage took place on Australia Day, 26 January 1929 and, until the war, became an annual festivity which resumed on Australia Day, 26 January 1947, and continued until the early-mid-1960s and, thereafter only spasmodically by special interest groups such as when a vintage car group made a pilgrimage in 1991.

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