State Library of South Australia logo Taking it to the edge
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Field and Pullen each explore the inlet
Title : Field and Pullen each explore the inlet Field and Pullen each explore the inlet
Add To My SA Memory
Creator : Light, William, 1786-1839
Source : A brief journal of the proceedings of William Light ... p. 9
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : A. Macdougall
Date of creation : 1839
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : Reproduction rights are owned by State Library of South Australia. This image may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires permission from the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

On September 28 Light returned to his previous anchorage and William Field and William Pullen each explored again the inlet they had examined on the 26th. Their descriptions of the inlet were very different from Captain Jones's, with two channels and two islands, and no fresh water. William Light was again frustrated in his efforts to find what had been described as a superb harbour. Without a good harbour, they could not use what otherwise appeared a suitable site for the settlement.

While William Light waited for his men to return with their reports on the inlet, he was working on preparing his chart of the eastern coast of Saint Vincent Gulf. The weather continued fine.
Related names :

Light, William, 1786-1839

Pullen, William John Samuel

Field, William George, d. 1850

Coverage year : 1836
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Light, William, William Light's brief journal and Australian diaries with an
introduction and notes by David Elder Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1984
Johnson, Donald Leslie, The Adelaide city plan: fiction and fact Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1986
Dutton, Geoffrey, Colonel William Light: founder of a city Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1991
Elder, David, Art of William Light Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide in association with Wakefield Press, 1987
Internet links :
Exhibitions and events :



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on