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Residence, Kent Town
Title : Residence, Kent Town Residence, Kent Town
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Creator : Kelly, Alex C., 1811-1877, artist
Source : B 29375
Date of creation : 1841
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Etching of Dr. Kent's house by Dr. A. C. Kelly, the site of Kent Town Brewery.

Located at 2 Rundle Street, south-eastern corner of Rundle Street and Dequetteville Terrace (14-15 Dequetteville Terrace), Kent Town, the brewery/malting house is closely associated with the brewery industry in South Australia via South Australian Brewing Holdings, which was created when its owner's firm merged with West End Brewery, in 1888. The brewery was used afterwards as a malting house. The establishment reflects the growth and development of the State of South Australia. Today the brewery building has been converted to stylish appartments.

Mary Thomas, daughter of early pioneers and printing press operators, Robert and Mary Thomas, referred to the Dr. Kent's mill, in her diary (PRG 1160/6, p. 37-38);

Jan.4, 1846.   Helen and I went to Grenfell Street to visit Mrs. Primrose and [later] inspected a new steam mill, then in an unfinished state, that Dr. Kent has been erecting in the neighbourhood.

Alexander Charles Kelly was born at Leith, Scotland in 1811. He was awarded a medical degree by Edinburgh University in 1832. Kelly acted as a surgeon on the East India Company's ships in 1833. He emigrated to South Australia aboard the Baboo in 1840 and began a medical practice at Port Adelaide. A year later, he was appointed assistant surgeon at Adelaide Hospital.

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Coverage year : 1841
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Kent Town
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Robertson, E. Graeme Adelaide lace Adelaide: Rigby, 1973

House styles 1850 onwards [Adelaide: The Dept., 197-?]

Pikusa, Stefan The Adelaide house 1836 to 1901: the evolution of principal dwelling types Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield, 1986

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, editors: Susan Marsden, Paul Stark and Patricia Sumerling, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Kwan, Elizabeth. Living in South Australia: a social history, Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

Migration Museum. From many places: the history and cultural traditions of South Australian people, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Migration Museum (History Trust of S.A.) in association with Wakefield Press, 1995

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