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George Penton
Title : George Penton George Penton
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Creator : Stump & Co., photographer
Date of creation : ca. 1880
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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George Penton, a seaman, who arrived at the colony on Colonel Light's brig 'Rapid', on the 20th August, 1836. He managed George A. Anstey and Thomas Giles' run 'Gum Flat' from 1847.

When Giles and Anstey took up their pastoral lease at Gum Flat, they appointed George Penton as their overseer. He subsequently also became overseer of Penton Vale - named for him by his appreciative employers, Giles and Anstey. Penton Vale was further south from Gum Flat, in the hundred of Dalrymple.

Penton was described as one of the best of Colonel William Light's surveying team. Thomas Giles described him as, 'an excellent judge of sheep and moreover, a determined, resolute fellow - just the sort of man for a new country.' (Cook p. 7)

Related names :

Giles, Thomas, 1820-1899

Anstey, George Alexander, 1814-1895

Period : 1852-1883
Place : Minlaton
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Cook, Diana The Striding years: a history of the Minlaton District Council area [Minlaton, S. Aust.?: Minlaton District Council?], 1980

Cockburn, Rodney, Pastoral pioneers of South Australia Blackwood, S.A.: Lynton Publications, [1974] see Volume 2 Thomas Giles

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