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The Sick Stockrider

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870) Australian writer Hold hard, Ned! Lift me down once more, and lay me in the shade. Old man, you’ve had your work cut out to guide Both horses, and to hold me in … Read more

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Gone

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870) Australian writer In Collins Street standeth a statute tall, A statue tall, on a pillar of stone, Telling its story, to great and small, Of the dust reclaimed from the sand waste lone; … Read more

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By Wood and Wold

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870) Australian writer Lightly the breath of the spring wind blows, Though laden with faint perfume; ’Tis the fragrance rare that the bushman knows, The scent of the wattle bloom. Two-thirds of our journey at … Read more

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The Feud: A Border Ballad

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870) Australian writer PLATE I Rixa super mero They sat by their wine in the tavern that night, But not in good fellowship true: The Rhenish was strong and the Burgundy bright, And hotter the … Read more

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To My Sister

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870) Australian writer Across the trackless seas I go, No matter when or where, And few my future lot will know, And fewer still will care. My hopes are gone, my time is spent, I … Read more

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Ye Wearie Wayfarer

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870) Australian writer The most often quoted words of Gordon’s can be found in the second to the last stanza of this poem (marked in red). They are also engraved on his headstone and at the … Read more

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Adam Lindsay Gordon

1833 – 1870 Australian poet Poems by A. L. Gordon The Sick Stockrider The Three Friends Wolf and Hound How We Beat the Favourite Gone The Roll of the Kettledrum From The Wreck By Wood and Wold Ye Wearie Wayfarer … Read more

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