Gordon Reserve

In 1888, a statue of Gordon by Hamo Thornycroft was erected in Trafalgar Square, London, removed in 1943, and in 1953, relocated to the Victoria Embankment. An identical statue by Thornycroft is located in Gordon Reserve near Parliament House in Melbourne, Australia (and, in the same reserve is a statue of his relative, Adam Lindsay Gordon). Funded by donations from 100,000 citizens, it was unveiled in 1889.


Adam Lindsay Gordon


Charles George Gordon (back view)







Charles George Gordon (front view)


Charles George Gordon, C.B. (January 28, 1833 – January 26, 1885), known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer and administrator. He is remembered for his exploits in China and northern Africa. His death while fighting against the Mahdi of Sudan made him a heroic figure for many in Britain, who saw his life and death within the context of the imperial project that claimed to be civilizing the non-Western world, bringing order and moral standards.
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