Poets Corner – Adam Lindsay Gordon, John Shaw Neilson and William Ogilvie bronze busts

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Located in Church Street Penola, the Adam Lindsay Gordon bust is a bronze replica of the marble bust of Adam Lindsay Gordon in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey, London.

The bust honours the Australian poet and Penola the place he called home for 14 years.

Adam Lindsay Gordon was author of the poetry collections Sea Spray and Smoke Drift (1867) and Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870). He is the only Australian poet to be honoured with a bust in the Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey.

In 2019 two smaller busts celebrating two other poets, John Shaw Neilson (born in Penola) and William Ogilvie.


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