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S.A. Northern Pioneers: W. Warwick
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: W. Warwick S.A. Northern Pioneers: W. Warwick
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Source : B 6912/J1
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of W. Warwick from Holloweelina from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/3).

William Warwick was born c. 1809 in Canonbie Liddisdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He arrived in South Australia on the Fairfield (ship) with his wife and 3 children on 4 May 1839. 
Initially he worked for William and John Browne at Williamstown and then at Canowie station as their manager in 1850. In 1853 he and his family took up land themselves at Holowilena (Holowiliena) north east of Port Augusta. A large stone residence of eight rooms was later built on the property. From the original lease of 63 square miles, Warwick increased his land holding to 178 square miles by 1857. Holloweelina is still owned by members of the family as a sheep and cattle run.
William Warwick also took up property at Hallett where his wife is buried.

Holowilena Station was reported in the Register, 28 May 1919, page 6e,  Observer, 9 August 1924, page 6a:

The approach to Holowiliena is very picturesque for the country is studded with pine and redgum. You pass a new woolshed - made from pine - on the top of a rise, go down a dip and follow a creek for a few hundred yards until you come to the old homestead in a wealth of big timber - at the top of the world it would seem. There, in that peaceful retreat, we spent the night with a most interesting trio of pastoral veteran - Messrs Frank, Robert and Tom Warwick....

William Warwick died in Adelaide, 21 September 1864, aged 54. He is buried in the Campbelltown cemetery.

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Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Holowiliena Station
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia 2 v. Adelaide : Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.") vol. 1 pp. 160-61

Warwick, William Extracts from diaries of William Warwick D 7498(L)

Warwick, Frank Interview with Frank and Musgrove Warwick 1997 OH 456/40

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