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Tracing of sections purchased near Government Farm [South Australia Company map]
Title : Tracing of sections purchased near Government Farm [South Australia Company map] Tracing of sections purchased near Government Farm [South Australia Company map]
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Source : BRG 42/119/31
Date of creation : 1853
Format : Map
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Tracing of map of sections 942, 947 and 956 [in the Hundred of Adelaide] near Government Farm, suburban Adelaide, purchased 24 November 1853. (Section 942, the southernmost section, is located on the north east boundary with the present Belair National Park.) Sections near the township of Mitcham and north of the settlement of Coromandel Valley are also shown coloured green. No scale given. Ink and watercolour on paper, ink notation. Stamped 17.2.[18]54. (Original on same sheet as map 30).

The South Australian Company maps (BRG 42/119) are part of the company's business records collection. The South Australian Company records consist of items from the London and South Australian offices. These include minutes, correspondence, the original 1836 Deed of Settlement, reports, legal documents, financial records, maps, plans, photographs and newspaper cuttings. The maps are of particular interest as they give an insight into and detailed description of South Australian land in the pre-settlement era. It is interesting to see how the names of places have in some cases, changed over time. Many references to bodies of water, including rivers and coastlines, now appear differently on modern maps.

Many of the maps refer to 'Hundreds'. A Hundred signifies an area of approximately 259 square kilometres. Once land was surveyed into a Hundred it was declared by the Governor and ready for sale. The survey was restrictive and did not always include prime land.

Related names :

Government Farm



Corromandel Valley

Coverage year : 1853
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Belair Region
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area,Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :
Australian dictionary of biography Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press; London; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1966-. Vol. 1, pp.15-18: George Fife Angas; vol. 1, pp. 443-444: William Giles; vol. 2, pp. 176-177: David McLaren; vol. 2, p. 481: Samuel Stephens.

Capper, Henry South Australia: containing hints to emigrants, proceedings of the South Australian Company, a variety of useful and authentic information, a map of the eastern coast of Gulf St. Vincent, and a plan of Adelaide. 2nd ed. considerably augmented. London: Robert Tyas, 1838.

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: life studies of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Charles Sturt, George Fife Angas, Sir John Hindmarsh, William Light, George Gawler, David McLaren, Augustus Kavel, and Francis Cadell; with illustrations & maps. Adelaide: Preece, 1929

South Australian Company Prospectus of the South Australian Company London: The Company, 1835

South Australian Company records 1835-1949, BRG 42

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

The Wakefield companion to South Australian history editor: Wilfrid Prest, Adelaide, Wakefield Press, 2001

Internet links :

SA Memory, Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 George Fife Angas

SA Memory, South Australian Company: Collection description

SA Memory, South Australian Company: History

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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