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Plan of Extended Township of Willunga [South Australia Company map]
Title : Plan of Extended Township of Willunga [South Australia Company map] Plan of Extended Township of Willunga [South Australia Company map]
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Source : BRG 42/119/36
Date of creation : ca.1855
Format : Map
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Plan of extended township of Willunga, showing St. John's Terrace, section numbers and dimensions of sections. The road to Encounter Bay and Yankalilla passes through the right hand end. (The area on this plan is now known as Willunga South.) Ink and watercolour on paper, ink notation. Scale 2 inches to 6 chains. Stamped 30.6.[18]55. (Original on same sheet as map 35)

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 : c1855
Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Willunga, Encounter Bay
Region : Fleurieu Peninsula
Further reading :

Dunstan, M. Willunga: town and district, 1837-1900 Blackwood, S.A. : Lynton Publications, 1977

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

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

Internet links :

Port Willunga 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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