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S.A. Northern Pioneers: J.G. Sanders
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: J.G. Sanders S.A. Northern Pioneers: J.G. Sanders
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Creator : Mora Studio
Source : B 6912/J9
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of J.G. Sanders from Callioota from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/4).

Kallioota (Callioota, Calioota) is on the lower eastern side of Lake Torrens: this area around Lake Torrens had only been discovered during the late 1850s by a number of explorers including John McDouall Stuart and Benjamin Babbage and Charles Swinden. Swinden was a pastoralist seeking new lands for his herds. With Murdoch Campbell and D Thompson he explored north west of Port Augusta towards Lake Torrens. For a number of years this region was named on maps of South Australia as 'Swinden's country'.

Charles Swinden took up a lease in the region at kallioota and was later joined in this venture by John Hirst, Matthew Moorhouse and a Mr W Woods. On Swinden's early death in 1866 his son John James Swinden inherited Kallioota.

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Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Callioota
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 fro scattered references to Kallioota. see also vol. 1 pp. 112-13 for Swinden.

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