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Plan of the County of Russell [South Australia Company map]
Title : Plan of the County of Russell [South Australia Company map] Plan of the County of Russell [South Australia Company map]
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Source : BRG 42/119/6
Date of creation : 1857
Additional Creator : Loveday, Richard John
Format : Map
Dimensions : 750 x 535 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Plan of the county of Russell, showing the course of the River Murray into Lake Alexandrina, with Lake Albert, the Murray Mouth and the Coorong, and section numbers of land surveyed around these areas. Sections hand coloured in green appear to indicate land held by the South Australian Company. The border of the adjoining County of Sturt is shown as a dotted line across Lake Alexandrina from Point Sturt to Pomanda, with Aboriginal place names of points along Younghusband Peninsula. Compiled from official surveys in the office of the Surveyer General and lithographed by Corp. Richard John Loveday, Royal Engineers, 1857. Scale 1 inch to 2 miles.

The records of the South Australian Company deposited with the State Library of South Australia, Archival collections (BRG 42 or Business Record Group 42) provide historians and researchers with a useful perspective of the early development of an Australian colonial economy. Besides making a significant contribution to the founding and fashioning of the new settlement of South Australia, the South Australian Company continued to play and important part in the commercial affairs of Adelaide and its surrounding regions for more than a century.

The volume of material contained in the record group is quite substantial, comprising some fifty major series of records which occupy close to nineteen metres of repository shelving. Most of the papers were deposited in the Archival collections in 1937-1938 and came from both the London and Adelaide offices of the company. The collection contains some 150 maps of company lands in South Australia.

Related names :

Loveday, Richard John

Coverage year : 1857
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Lake Alexandrina and River Murray
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Eastburn, David The River Murray : history at a glance Canberra, A.C.T. : Murray-Darling Basin Commission, 1990

Hodder, Edwin. George Fife Angas, father and founder of South Australia. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1891.

Perkins, Arthur James. South Australia; an agricultural and pastoral state in the making: first decade, 1836-46. Adelaide: Govt. Pr., 1939.

Pike, Douglas. Paradise of dissent: South Australia 1829-1857. 2nd ed. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1967. pp.196-220, ch. 9: 'The South Australian Company.'

Price, Archibald Grenfell. Founders & pioneers of South Australia Adelaide: Preece, 1929

Sutherland, George The South Australian Company; a study in colonization London; New York: Longmans, Green, 1898

Williams, R Pioneering pathways : 150 years since the commencement of the river trade, 1853-2003 Mannum, S.A. : Mannum Heritage Centre, 2003

Internet links :

Downstream - The River Murray in South Australia State Library of South Australia

SA Memory, Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 South Australian Company

State Library of South Australia Library Guide: South Australian history: Mapping sources for SA history

State Library of South Australia Library Guide: South Australian history: South Australian Company



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