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Yorke Peninsula mineral claims
Title : Yorke Peninsula mineral claims Yorke Peninsula mineral claims
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Source : Plan of Yorke's Peninsula showing mineral claims, townships, runs, etc. [cartographic material]
Date of creation : 1861
Additional Creator : Poole, J.B
Format : Map
Dimensions : 960 x 610 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Large coloured map showing sections (with names), with some natural features indicated. The map also shows mineral claims at Wallaroo, Tipara and Black Point. There are a number of insets:

  1. locates Yorke Peninsula in relation to Adelaide;
  2. shows Wallaroo, Kadina and Kulpara mineral sections (numbered);
  3. shows the township of Wallaroo with lots numbered;
  4. a nautical chart of Wallaroo Bay with soundings in fathoms;
  5. a plan of the township of Port Wakefield with lots numbered;
  6. a plan of the township of Kadina with lots numbered;
  7. a plan of the Tipara mineral sections (numbered);
  8. a plan of the Black Point mineral sections (numbered).

It also includes a list of names of the mineral companies and the numbers of their claims. The lithographer was R Andrews.

Pastoral runs are also indicated with the names of the lessees, for instance Anstey and Giles at Mt Rat and near Port St Vincent (later Port Vincent), and Weaver at Oyster Bay (Stansbury). From 1869 these pastoral runs would gradually be resumed as the lower Peninsula was surveyed and broken up into smaller allotments for farming.

The town plan for Port Wakefield shows its distinctive central oval park. Port Wakefield began as the main shipping outlet for the copper from the Burra Mines (further north than the map): ketches would load the copper from the River Wakefield for trans-shipment to Port Adelaide, saving many miles of slow overland travel along largely unmade roads. After the discovery of copper at Wallaroo and Moonta the ore, and later the smelted copper ingots, were shipped from the the port of Wallaroo.

Coverage year : 1861
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Carmichael, Ern The ill-shaped leg: a story of the development of Yorke Peninsula [Fullarton, S. Aust.]: E.J. Carmichael, 1973

Addresses of counsel delivered before the Select Committee of the House of Assembly on the Tipara Mineral Claims Adelaide: [s.n.], 1863 (Adelaide: Advertiser and Chronicle Offices)

Crawford, A. R. The geology of Yorke Peninsula Adelaide: Dept. of Mines, 1965

Pryor, Oswald Australia's little Cornwall Adelaide, [S. Aust.]: Rigby, 1962

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