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S.A. Northern Pioneers: F. Hansborough Dutton
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: F. Hansborough Dutton S.A. Northern Pioneers: F. Hansborough Dutton
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Source : B 6912/F10
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of F. Hansborough Dutton from Anlaby from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/2).

Frederick Hansborough Dutton was born 1812 in Cuxhaven, Hanover, Germany and died 22 April 1890 at age of 80 in London, England.

Frederick came to South Australia via Victoria and then New South Wales and established himself as a pastoralist. He overlanded cattle from New South Wales to Portland, Victoria from where they were shipped to Adelaide. He arranged for Alexander Buchanan to overland 5000 sheep for him which was the real beginning of Dutton's success in South Australia. His brothers were Francis Stacker Dutton who was the co-discoverer of the Kapunda copper mines in 1842 and William Hampden Dutton, a landowner. Frederick's first property was Koonunga: it was on this property that the copper deposits that became the Kapunda copper mine were found. He also acquired what would become Anlaby from John Finniss. Another property was at Mount Dispersion: in 1841 an agreement was reached with C H Bagot for him to graze sheep on the property. This was witnessed by George C. Hawker and Alexander Buchanan, the manager of Anlaby Station. Anlaby was named after the home village in Yorkshire, UK of his brother-in-law Richard Cankrein.

Dutton's Anlaby Station became a show place in South Australia where prize merino sheep were bred.

Anlaby was left to Frederick's nephew, Henry, his brother William's only surviving son. F H Dutton returned to England but continued to take an interest in South Australia and made periodic visits back and was a benefactor to the town of Kapunda.

Related names :

Dutton, Frederick Hansborough, 1812-1890

Dutton Family

Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Koonunga and Anlaby Stations, Kapunda
Region : Barossa
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia Adelaide: Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.") vol. 1 pp. 34-35

Holtze, Alexis L. The Duttons of Anlaby: Anlaby Estate portrayed by pen and picture [Adelaide]: "Australian Garden & Field", 1910

Anlaby, Kapunda, South Australia: the property of H.H. Dutton, Esq Sydney: Pastoral Review, [1928?]

Moorehead, Alan The story of a house London: Times Newspapers Ltd, 1967

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