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Thank you everyone for donating to the Adam Lindsay Gordon Grave Restoration Appeal - on 18 August 2010 we  reached our target of $10,000 and the funds are now held in trust for the future care of maintenance of Poet Gordon's grave.

If you wish to make a donation to the continuing maintenance of Adam Lindsay Gordon's grave, below are three easy methods:

1. Just click on the "PayPal Donate" button below. It's free and secure!  (Make sure you indicate your donation is for the maintenance fund).

2. For Australian bank account holders, our account details are:
Bank: Bendigo Bank Limited
Account name: The Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc.
BSB: 633-000
Account: 129958567

Or why not visit your nearest Bendigo Bank and make a deposit?

3. Send your cheque/money order (no cash) to:
The Adam Lindsay Gordon Grave Restoration Appeal
PO Box 158
FLINDERS LANE VIC 8009
AUSTRALIA

The Adam Lindsay Gordon Grave Restoration Appeal

On the 137th anniversary of The Poet's death, Allan Childs, President of The Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc. and manager of Dingley Dell (SA), launched an appeal to raise funds to restore Gordon's gravesite at the Brighton General Cemetery (Vic).

The memories have faded and so has the memorial...

A broken bluestone Doric column monument was erected over Adam Lindsay Gordonís grave soon after his death in 1870 by his intimate friends (see picture above). In February 1918, the monument was the only one damaged in the Brighton General Cemetery by a cyclone that left widespread destruction to the locality. The following year, on the re-interment of his infant daughter, two additional panels were added with the words from Ye Wearie Wayfarer, Gordonís most recognisable stanza.

Now nearly 140 years old, the monument is in need of a restoration to keep the memory alive of Australiaís National Poet.  Acid from cleaning solutions have affected the polished marble and the panels depicting Gordonís three published works have been dislodged.

We are now appealing to your generosity to raise $10,000 to restore the monument and set up a trust fund for future repairs and maintenance.

Works have been undertaken by Lodge Bros. with advice from an experienced heritage conservationist to re-seal the dislodged panels.

This project was undertaken with funding from the Australian Government through the Commemoration of Historic Events and Famous Persons grants program.