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S.A. Northern Pioneers: C. Faulkner
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: C. Faulkner S.A. Northern Pioneers: C. Faulkner
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Creator : Mora studio
Source : B 6912/F9
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of C. Faulkner from Bobmonnie from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/2).

Charles Faulkner was born in Buckinghamshire, England about 1833 and arrived in South Australia 1852.

Faulkner established hotels in the copper mining regions of the Flinders Ranges: the Bushman's Inn at Nuccaleena from 1863 to 1873, the Blinman North Hotel in 1869, and the Rock Hotel at Sliding Rock in 1874. Of these three the Blinman North Hotel was the most successful. The copper mining in the northern Flinders Ranges however proved unsuccessful leading to the closure of the mines and as a result the decline of some of the towns established around them.

Bobmonnie Station was of of the many properties of John and James Chambers and later was sold by them to Philip Levi: Bobmonnie was one of the many pastoral stations devastated by the droughts of the 1860s.

Charles Faulkner died 31 July 1915 and was buried in Mitcham, South Australia.


Related names :

Elder, Thomas, Sir, 1818-1897

Coverage year : 1850-1859 (1885)
Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Blanchewater, Lake Hope
Region : Mid North,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.") Scattered references to Bobmonnie station vol. 1 pp. 115b, 29b, 91c which was variously owned by John Chambers and Philip Levi.

Mincham, Hans The Flinders Ranges Adelaide: Rigby, 1978 pp. 32, 34

Klaassen, Nic The northern Flinders Ranges: mountains, minerals and mines 1850-1920 [Eden Hills, S. Aust.]: N. Klaassen, 1991

Hoad, J. L Hotels and publicans in South Australia 1836 - March 1993 2nd ed. rev [McLaren Vale, S. Aust.: C.R. Hoad], 1999

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