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Currency Creek is discovered
Title : Currency Creek is discovered Currency Creek is discovered
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Creator : James, T. Horton (Thomas Horton)
Source : Six months in South Australia ..., p. 281
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : J. Cross
Date of creation : 1838
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Strangways and Hutchinson described the Murray Mouth; the channel was about 400 yards wide and the current running at about 5-6 knots per hour. They also sounded the depth of the channel and found it to be 3-4 fathoms deep. They then travelled upstream, sounding as they went. Their bullock cart paralleled their course along the shore. The cart's progress was halted when a stream was discovered. This was Currency Creek, named after their boat. The land about the creek was good grassland, and they decided to leave their cart here with a small party and continue on up river.

Earlier in 1837 Hutchinson had been the first settler to climb Mount Lofty. This had also been climbed in 1831 by the explorer Collet Barker from which point he had discovered the Sturt River and Port River inlet. Thomas Bewes Strangways was engaged to Governor Hindmarsh's daughter and Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide is named after him.
Related names :

Strangways, Thomas Bewes, d. 1859

Hutchinson, Young Bingham, 1806-1870

Coverage year : 1837
Region : Fleurieu Peninsula
Further reading :
Hutchinson, Young Bingham, Ascent of Mount Lofty, 1837 Aldgate, S.A.: Pump Press, 1957
Williams, Gwenneth South Australian exploration to 1856 Adelaide: Board of Governors of the Public Library, Museum, and Art Gallery of South Australia, 1919
Jennings, Helen Young Bingham Hutchinson (1806-70) and the foundation of South Australia Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1991
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