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Creator : Gouger, Robert, 1802-1846
Source : South Australia in 1837 : in a series of letters, with a postscript as to 1838 : p. 66, 67
Place Of Creation : 1838
Publisher : Harvey and Darton
Date of creation : 1838
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Understandably Colonial Secretary Robert Gouger's description of the climate of South Australia was far more positive than Robert Harrison's. Perhaps his belief that when appropriate housing was built complaints about the heat would seldom be made, was misplaced.

On page 66 he writes 'There is a lightness in the atmosphere which has a tendency to exhilarate the desponding, and to add life and joyousness to the gay.'

Period : 1836-1851
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Gouger, Robert. The founding of South Australia : as recorded in the journals of Mr. Robert Gouger, first Colonial Secretary / edited by Edwin Hodder, London : Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, 1898
Ellyard, David, Droughts and flooding rains: the weather of Australia, Pymble, N.S.W.: HarperCollins, 1994
Australia. Bureau of Meteorology 50 years of weather: South Australia, 1908-1957 [Canberra: A.G.P.S., 1958?]
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