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Source : Map of Fleurieu Peninsula showing Hundreds of Encounter Bay, Waitpinga, Yankalilla and Myponga, with separate map of River Murray and lakes BRG 42/119/87
Date of creation : 1854
Additional Creator : Stephenson, Robert
Format : Map
Dimensions : 600 x 450 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Map of land sections in Hundreds of Encounter Bay, Waitpinga, Yankalilla and Myponga, all in County of Hindmarsh, with sections held by the South Australian Company coloured green. Myponga Hd. designated area 'D', Encounter Bay 'E' and Yankalilla 'F'. Map area includes coastline from north of Myponga River to Inman River on Encounter Bay.

In a separate section above this is a map of the River Murray from above Murray Bridge down to the Lakes and Murray Mouth on Encounter Bay, in the Counties of Sturt and Russell. Land sections along the river from Murray Bridge to the Wellington area are shown, a few only numbered.

This map is part of a larger map of the County of Hindmarsh compiled from the Government plans by Robert Stephenson, surveyor, dated May 1854. See BRG 42/120/27 for complete map. Lithograph with watercolour, ink notation. No scale given on this part (half inch to 1 mile). Stamped 29.11.[18]55.

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 :

Stephenson, Robert

Angas, George Fife (1789 - 1879)
Coverage year : 1854
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Encounter Bay, Waitpinga, Yankalilla, Myponga
Region : Fleurieu Peninsula
Further reading :

Angas, George Fife. Personal papers 1808-1880, PRG

Harrison, Robert 'A South Australian miser,' Colonial sketches, or five years in South Australia with hints to capitalists and emigrants London: Hall, Virtue and Co., 1862

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

Linn, Rob 'Angas, George Fife', Australian dictionary of evangelical biography Sydney: Evangelical History Association, 1994

Pike, Douglas Paradise of Dissent: South Australia 1829-1857 2nd edn, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1967

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

South Australian Company records 1835-1949, BRG 42

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

Whitelock, Derek with Tony Baker, Adelaide : a sense of difference 3rd ed, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2000

Internet links :

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online George Fife Angas

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

SA Memory, SA People George Fife Angas

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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