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S.A. Northern Pioneers: W. Kingsmill
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: W. Kingsmill S.A. Northern Pioneers: W. Kingsmill
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Source : B 6912/A9
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of W. Kingsmill from Mount Brown from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/2).

Walter Kingsmill migrated to South Australia in 1848. He settled first at Stanley Flat near Clare and by the late 1850s and 1860s held land at Mt Brown in the Flinders Ranges, Woolundunga near Port Augusta, and further north held Mt Serle, Mt Chambers and Mt McKinlay.

Mt Brown was a lease of 137 square miles and carried 6000 sheep and 1000 cattle at the time of the Legislative Council Select Committee into the Stock Act of 1858. It was a well-watered run with many wells sunk. Despite this however there were severe stock losses in the drought of the late 1860s.

Pichi Richi Pass crosses the property.

Kingsmill died 21 July 1884 at North Adelaide aged 60 years.

Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Mount Brown, Port Augusta
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Sudden death of Mr. W. KingsmillAdelaide observer, 26 July 1884, p. 30, col e (newspaper reference)

Adelaide stock and station journal 21 January 1925 p. 4 Walter Davis Kingsmill [Mount Brown station]

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.

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