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S.A. Northern Pioneers: R. Stuckey
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: R. Stuckey S.A. Northern Pioneers: R. Stuckey
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Creator : Mora Studio
Source : B 6912/G3
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Portrait of R. Stuckey from Umberatana from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/3).

Robert Stuckey was born 9 September 1812 in Muchelney, Somerset, England. He arrived in South Australia in 1839 on the Moffatt (ship). Robert was the brother of Samuel Joseph Stuckey, a pastoralist. Robert worked on Oomberatana (Umberatana) run, 90 miles north of Blinman.  

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.

Robert Stuckey died 6 September 1897 in North Adelaide.

Related names :

Stuckey, Samuel Joseph, 1837-1914

Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Blanchewater, Lake Hope
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

Personal [Samuel Joseph Stuckey] Farm stock and station journal, vol. 8, no. 7 (January 1913), p. 11

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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