Admirers of Australia’s National Poet Adam Lindsay Gordon will gather on Saturday morning, 22 June 2019, to pay tribute at his statue in Gordon Reserve, Spring Street, Melbourne.
After a long interval, the story of Noel Buntine and his rise to be the largest livestock carrier in Australia, is due for publication before the end of 2018.
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.
Legendary racehorse Comic Court, winner of the 1950 Melbourne Cup, is to be remembered in an Historic Photographic Display at the Normanville Hotel during South Australian history month – from 1 to 31 May 2018.
In several of his racing verses, Gordon refers to several Melbourne Cup winners including Archer, which won the first two Melbourne Cups, in 1861 and 1862; Banker, which won the 1863 Cup; Lantern which won the 1864 Cup; Toryboy which won the 1865 Cup and The Barb which won the 1866 Cup.
On Sunday 24 September 2017, the Adam Lindsay Gordon Commermorative Committe held its Annual General Meeting, the 11th since inception. This year it was held at The Lane Restaurant, The George Hotel, Ballarat.