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S.A. Northern Pioneers: H. Hughes
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: H. Hughes S.A. Northern Pioneers: H. Hughes
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Source : B 6912/L2
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Portrait of H. Hughes from Wirrialpa from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/3).

John Howard Angas was the owner of Wirrealpa Station from 1871; he acquired it from Philip Levi after he had sustained heavy losses during the drought of the 1860s. Wirrealpa was just one of a number of stations Angas owned. Levi himself had purchased the lease from John Chambers. The station is situated on the east side of the Flinders Ranges, on the main Wilpena to Arkaroola Road, 35 kilometres east of Blinman.

Today, Wirrialpa (Wirrealpa) Station is a 1,650 square kilometre working sheep and cattle station. The pastoral lease dates back to the 1850s.

It is not known in what capacity H Hughes was associated with the station.

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

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia Blackwood, S.A.: Lynton Publications, [1974] [Facsimile ed.] / indexed by A. Dorothy Aldersey. Check index in vol. 1 for scattered references to Wirrelpa Station.

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