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S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Craigie
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Craigie S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Craigie
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Source : B 6912/A3
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of J. Craigie from Moolooloo from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/1).

Moolooloo station was originally held by John McKinlay but was quickly passed to the Chambers brothers, who arranged for John McDouall Stuart to survey the run. In 1857 copper was discovered on the property and the Chambers opened mines at Oratunga and Nuccaleena. They sold the lease to Philip Levi who had heavy stock losses during the drought of the late 1860s and sold it to John Rounsevell at a huge loss. He held the Moolooloo lease 1871-1878 at which time it was 756 square miles in extent. Moolooloo 20 kilometres from Blinman is still a working merino sheep station.

It is not known what role Craigie carried out at Moolooloo, but he was possibly an overseer.

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Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Moolooloo (near Blinman)
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia Blackwood, S.A.: Lynton Publications, [1974] [Facsimile ed.] / indexed by A. Dorothy Aldersey Check index in vol. 1 for scattered references to Moolooloo

Mincham, Hans The story of the Flinders Ranges Adelaide: Rigby, 1965

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