State Library of South Australia logo Foundation Documents 1800-1851
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

S.A. Northern Pioneers: H. Cameron
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: H. Cameron S.A. Northern Pioneers: H. Cameron
Add To My SA Memory
Source : B 6912/K5
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : Reproduction rights are owned by State Library of South Australia. This image may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires permission from the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

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

Shortly after the settlement of South Australia one of the largest pastoral properties north of Adelaide, consisting of 20,000 acres was granted to George Milner Stephen. It was called Port Gawler Estate. Stephen was the son-in-law of Governor Hindmarsh. The area was selected because of the fertility of the Gawler River region and in later years the paddocks would be irrigated by opening floodgates to release the river water into the pastures. Captain William Allen and Captain John Ellis subsequently purchased the right of the title to what became known as Port Gawler Station in 1839. In 1856 it was purchased by the brothers, William John and John Harris Browne, who were prominent in the South Australian pastoral industry. The station was subsequently named the Buckland Park and extended north beyond Port Wakefield. In 1910 it was taken up by the Brooks family.

The town of Port Gawler was surveyed in 1869 and was a shipping point for cargoes of grain and other produce from the district.

It is not known if H. Cameron was associated with the Port Gawler Estate (Buckland Park) or with the town of Port Gawler.

Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Port Gawler
Region : Mid North
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia Adelaide: Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.") vol. 1 p. 70: brief details about Port Gawler or Hummocks estate

Buckland Park, Two Wells, South Australia : the property of G. and E.A. Brooks Limited Photocopy. Original published: Sydney; Melbourne: The Pastoral review, [1930?]

Internet links :



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on