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Plan of McLaren Wharf [South Australian Company map]
Title : Plan of McLaren Wharf [South Australian Company map] Plan of McLaren Wharf [South Australian Company map]
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Source : BRG 42/119/12
Date of creation : ca.1863
Format : Map
Dimensions : 345 x 470 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Plan of McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide between Port Road, Divett and Lipson Streets, showing McLaren and Giles warehouses and property owned by Beck and Levi, J. Malin and James Grosse. No scale shown but some property dimensions indicated. Ink with watercolour wash on paper, ink notation. Stamped 17.2.[18]54. (Original on same sheet as plan 12a.).

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.

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Coverage year : 1863
Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Port Adelaide
Further reading :

Couper-Smartt, John. Port Adelaide: tales from a "commodious harbour" Port Adelaide: Friends of the South Australian Maritime Museum, 2003

Mudflats to metropolis: Port Adelaide 1836-1986 [Port Adelaide, S. Aust.: B. & T. Publishers, 1986]

Parsons, Ronald. Port Misery and the new port: the early Port Adelaide Magill, S. Aust.: R.H. Parsons, c1977

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.

Internet links :

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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