The South East of South Australia

Adam Lindsay Gordon


The John Riddoch Information
and History Centre in Penola.
Your first port of call to discover
Adam Lindsay Gordon
in the
South East of South Australia.


If you were in town on Wednesday morning 26th October 2005,
you would have heard the sound of a church bell behind you.
On turning you would have seen a crowd of people heading for
the Anglican Church of St Mary the Virgin.
Joining the crowd, and upon entering, you would be handed the following.

The purpose of this service, we were told,
was to welcome the Dean of Westminster Abbey to Penola,
and to honour the life of the Poet Adam Lindsay Gordon
by the unveiling of a bronze replica of the Poet's marble bust
here in Penola.
The original being in The Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

The Organ Voluntary. Canon in D-Johann Pachelbel- Played by Pamela Walker OAM
Toward the end of this colorful service
it started to rain heavily and we were all asked
to remain in our seats after the service until the rain stops.
This was our opportunity to take photographs.
We managed to take this one from a distance,
although it was rather dark inside.

From left to right: The Right Reverend Ross Davies-Bishop of The Murray.
The Very Reverend Dr Wesley Carr-The Dean of Westminster.
The South Australian Commissioner of Police, Mr. Malcolm Hyde.
The Mayor of the Wattle Range Council, Mr Don Ferguson.
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