Gordon, Adam Lindsay (M)

b. 13 October 1833. d. 24 June 1870. Nationality: Australian. VIAF.
Poet, horseman, police officer, and politician. Born in Fayal, Azores. Father was a retired Bengal cavalry officer. Emigrated to Australia from England in November 1853, and began a short career as a mounted police officer, leaving in November 1855 to become a horse breaker and steeple-chase rider. Married a Glaswegian, Margaret Park, on 20 October 1862. Elected member of South Australian Parliament in 1865, resigning in 1866. Author of poetry volumes *Ashtaroth* (1867), *Sea Spray and Smoke Drift* (1867), *Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes* (1870). Died by suicide the day after his 1870 poetry volume was published. Biographical information: *ANB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lay Me Low 1873-07-12 All the Year Round Poet 4158