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'Herbig's Tree' at Springton
Title : 'Herbig's Tree' at Springton 'Herbig's Tree' at Springton
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Creator : Cole, F., photographer
Date of creation : ca. 1930
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 163 x 120 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

View of 'Herbig's Tree' at Springton.

Johann Friedrich Herbig arrived in the colony of South Australia in 1855. He leased land from George Fife Angas near Springton in the Barossa Valley (about 60 kilometres north east of Adelaide), but was so poor that he lived in the hollow trunk of a red gum tree. Herbig married in 1858 and after several children were born, the family moved into a house. Herbig eventually became quite prosperous and prominent in the local community.

Period : 1927-1939
Place : Springton
Region : Barossa
Further reading :

Herbig, David. Once there was a very old gum tree, [Springton, SA]: D Herbig, 1979

Herbig, David. The family history of Friedrich Herbig, Frau Caroline and their sixteen children, [Springton, SA: D Herbig, 1968?]



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