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Angmering House, Enfield
Title : Angmering House, Enfield Angmering House, Enfield
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Source : B 5629
Date of creation : ca. 1845
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 281 x 212 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Angmering House at Enfield, built in 1840.

The first dwellings in South Australia consisted of tents, huts made out of bush timber, prefabricated buildings and crude wattle and daub structures with earth floors.

The copper boom of the 1860s created wealth that allowed the opportunity to build (and in some cases rebuild) permanent structures with a great deal more elaboration and detail.

Mary Thomas, daughter of early pioneers and printing press operators, Robert and Mary Thomas, referred to early dwellings, in her diary (PRG 1160/6, p. 1)

1839 We are obliged to print the proclamations at Glenelg in a rush hut that had been built for a bedroom for the use of my sisters and myself. Mama, my sisters and myself came to live in Adelaide on the 1st of June, 1837. Our rush printing hut was just taken possession of by some natives, who had an encampment just above us.... We once more took to living in a tent and continued to do so until September [1837], when we began to occupy some apartments adjoining the printing office, having lived in tents and reed huts from November 1836 till September 1837. Our first week in Australia was passed in a tent formed by a piece of canvas thrown across some poles, and the back filled in by green boughs. The second place we had was a large marquee - very comfortable - where we passed Christmas Day. The printing office was built of reeds (from the lagoons) and pine poles, tied together by yarn....

Related names :

Angmering House

Enfield (S. Aust)

Pioneers (S. Aust)

Settlements (S. Aust)

Thatched roofs (S. Aust)

Coverage year : 1845
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Enfield, South Australia
Region : Adelaide city,Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Page, Michael F. Sculptors in space: South Australian architects 1836-1986 [Adelaide, S. Aust.]: Royal Australian Institute of Architects (South Australian Chapter), 1986

Bagot, W. H. Some nineteenth century Adelaide architects Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1958

Morgan, E. J. R. Early Adelaide architecture 1836 to 1886 Melbourne, New York, Oxford University Press [1969]

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

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

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