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Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 - Places - 1841 Census - place names

The 1841 census is the only census material to survive in South Australia. All subsequent census return records compiled by State and Federal Governments have been destroyed after the numerical data has been extracted. In 1841 South Australia had been settled for a little under five years and the population was only 15, 485. The original census are in the State Archives (GRG 24/13) and have been indexed. The accompanying list gives the districts in which people were, recorded as residing at the time of the census (January 1841) some Aboriginal populations were recorded. It provides some indication of the settlement at the time.

Place names

City of Adelaide, street by street


Albert Town (Alberton?)




Village of Goodwood






Village of Klemzig


Little Adelaide


Prospect village


Kensington village


Village of Macgill (Magill)


Port Adelaide






Village of Unley




Three Brothers (area south of Mount Barker)


Village of Hahndorf


Port Lincoln - Fleurieu


Encounter Bay - Fleurieu


Inman Valley - Fleurieu


Government Farm Tiers (Belair)


Gawler Special Survey (Special survey, out-stations, squatters)


Gawler Town


Port Gawler Special Survey


Survey between the Gawler and Port Gawler Special Survey


Little para


Lyndoch Valley Special Survey


Little Para and Out Stations


S.A. Company's Sheep Stations


Mrs. Peter's Sheep Stations (River Broughton)


Mr. Gree's Sheep Stations


Mr. Ansteys Servants and Labourers (Highcombe)


A District (Adelaide Plains)

Village of Payenham 

Glen Osmond


B District (Noarlunga area)


C District (Willunga area)


Section 255


Section 256


Section 254


List of officers and labourers employed on the Survey of the South Australia on the 1st January 1841


Names of natives at Port Lincoln known to the Revd. Mr. Schurmann and J.B. Harvey


About 50 more "the neighbourhood of Mount Gambier"


About 100 at Coffins Bay


"many more" about Franklin Harbour


Kangaroo Island


Botanic Gardens




Emigration square


Coromandel Row


Buffalo Row


Park Land


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