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View of the Adelaide Plains from Glen Osmond
Title : View of the Adelaide Plains from Glen Osmond View of the Adelaide Plains from Glen Osmond
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Creator : Le Keux, J. H., artist
Source : B 39109
Date of creation : 1846
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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A drawing of the view of Adelaide Plains as seen from the site of the Wheal Gawler Lead Mine. The house on the right is Gleeville situated at what is now the corner of Dashwood and Sunnyside Roads [Beaumont suburb]; it was purchased in 1846 by Samuel Davenport.

Mining has been a staple industry of South Australia since the early years of European colonisation. The Wheal Gawler silver-lead mine at Glen Osmond was opened March 1841 and was the first metal mine in Australia. This view shows how open the plains were ten years after colonisation.

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Coverage year : 1846
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Glen Osmond, Beaumont, South Mount Lofty Ranges
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area,Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :

Gee, Lionel CE  Record of the mines of South Australia, [Adelaide, S. Aust.: South Australian Dept. of Mines, 1966]

Willington, CM The mineral industry contribution to the development of South Australia, [Adelaide, 1961]

Whitelock, Derek Conquest to conservation: history of human impact on the South Australian environment, Cowandilla, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 1985

Mining in South Australia: a pictorial history Adelaide : South Australian Dept. of Mines & Energy, 1982

Gill, ST Australia's earliest mining era : South Australia, 1841-1851 [Adelaide] : Axiom, 1988

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