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  • Author:agent A. G. S.
Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 Gordon's Leap : The Mount Gambier Monument
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Here Stephens considers Adam Lindsay Gordon's legendary horseback 'leap', supposedly made at the Blue Lake fence near Mount Gambier, and attempts to separate fact from mythology.


  • Following the publication of this article, in the following weeks the Sydney Morning Herald published a number of letters from readers giving their opinion on where Gordon actually made the leap, etc. These included a somewhat terse exchange between Dick Macdonald (q.v.) and Lance Skuthorp (q.v.).
  • Stephens wrote a similar article on this subject which appeared in the Brisbane Courier on 22 February, 1930.

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19 Gordon's Leap : The Mount Gambier Monumentsmall AustLit logo The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Mount Gambier area, South East South Australia, South Australia,
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