Gordon is a  suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, gazetted in 1987. The suburb is named after the poet and horseman Adam Lindsay Gordon.  He arrived in South Australia in 1852 and joined the South Australian Mounted Police as a trooper serving in the Mount Gambier region.  After resigning in 1855, he spent the next fifteen years working in many professions, including Member of South Australia’s Parliament from 1865 to 1866.  However, Gordon was remembered mainly for his poetry.  His first poem, `The Feud’, appeared in 1864; others include `Ashtaroth’, `Sea Spray and Smoke Drift’, 1867, and `Bush Ballands and Galloping Rhymes’, 1870.

The streets of the suburbs are named after Sportsmen and Sportswomen.  For example, Woodfull Loop is named after the captain of Australian cricket team during the Bodyline test series.

Gordon is next to the suburbs of Bonython, Conder and Banks, and there is a great deal open land to the west. Within the suburb is the Point Hut Pond, with the Point Hut district park. Gordon has a primary school and neighbourhood oval.

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