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Old Gum Tree at Glenelg
Title : Old Gum Tree at Glenelg Old Gum Tree at Glenelg
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Creator : Balitho, Jack, artist
Source : B 44055
Place Of Creation : Glenelg
Date of creation : ca. 1838
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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From an oil painting "Old Gum Tree at Glenelg", by Jack Balitho.

Proclamation Day Ceremony at Glenelg.

At this site on 28 December 1836 Governor John Hindmarsh marked the establishment of colonial government in South Australia. To the gathered colonists who had preceded him he read the proclamation calling upon them to,

...conduct themselves on all occasions with order and quietness, duly to respect the laws, and by a course of industry and sobriety, by the practice of good morality, and a strict observance of the Ordinances of Religion, to prove themselves worthy to be the Founders of a great and free Colony. It is also, at this time especially, my duty to apprise the Colonists of my resolution, to take every lawful means for extending the same protection to the native population as to the rest of His Majesty's Subjects.

Related names :

Hindmarsh, John, Sir, 1785-1860

Coverage year : ca. 1838
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Glenelg
Further reading :

Pike, Douglas Paradise of dissent Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1967

Torrens, Robert Colonization of South Australia London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1835

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