Heritage Places

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Address Dingley Dell Road PORT MACDONNELL
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Grant Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Dingley Dell Museum (former Dwelling of Adam Lindsay Gordon), Dingley Dell Conservation Park
Registered Name House - "Dingley Dell"
Significance Dingley Dell was the home of poet, pioneer and horseman Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) and his wife during 1864-65. Arriving in the South East in 1853, Gordon found the district a rich source of inspiration for his writing. He also gained a reputation as a horse breaker and steeplechase rider - his dangerous leap over a fence on the edge of the Blue Lake at Mount Gambier became the stuff of folklore. Gordon's status is indicated by Dingley Dell being one of the early local museums in the State and the first associated with a notable individual. It was opened in 1922. (HSA, 3/2000)
Subject Index Residential - Cottage; Recreation and entertainment - Museum
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Grant
State Heritage ID 10256
Heritage Number 16331
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5831/263 F195326 A714


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