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Colonel Light statue, Montefiore Hill
Title : Colonel Light statue, Montefiore Hill Colonel Light statue, Montefiore Hill
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Creator : Moore, Patricia, photographer
Date of creation : 2003
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 148 x 102 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Rear view of the Colonel William Light statue on Montefiore Hill looking towards the Adelaide hills.

Some controversy surrounds who should receive the credit for the design of the city of Adelaide and the selection of the site on which it would stand. Traditionally, Colonel William Light, South Australia's first surveyor-general who was appointed by the South Australian Colonization Commission to carry out this work has been given all the accolades. More recently however, some scholars have claimed that Light's deputy, George Strickland Kingston, was in fact responsible for both the city's plan and the selection of the site.

Related names :

Light, William, 1786-1839

Coverage year : 2003
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Dutton, Geoffrey and David Elder. Colonel William Light : founder of a city, Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1991

Johnson, Donald Leslie and Donald Langmead. The Adelaide city plan: fiction and fact,Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1986

Johnson, Donald Leslie. 'The Kingston/Light plan of Adelaide and founding the city',Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, number 32, 2004, p. 5-18

Whitelock, Derek. Adelaide from colony to jubilee : a sense of difference, Adelaide : Savvas Publishing, c1985



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