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S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Thomas
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Thomas S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Thomas
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Source : B 6912/D1
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of J. Thomas from Umberatana Station from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/1).

The Umberatana lease (no. 566) was applied for by the brothers John, James, and William Thomas. They were successful and took possession on 1 January 1858 when they became the northern most settlers in South Australia at that time. Umberatana is east of Lake Eyre. In 1862 this lease, and several others, were transferred to Samuel Stuckey, who had discovered Lake Hope in 1859, his brother Robert Stuckey, with whom Samuel had worked the Mulligan run, and Thomas Elder.

Related names :

Thomas, John

Thomas, James

Thomas, William

Stuckey, Samuel

Stuckey, Robert

Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Umberatana Station, Lake Hope, Lake Eyre
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia Adelaide: Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.") vol. 2 p. 119

Internet links :

Umberatana Station South Australian History

The Manning Index of South Australia History: Umberatana

Hopewell, A.M., Mrs., photographer Umberatana Station B 38344



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