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Public dinner to Mr Hawdon
Title : Public dinner to Mr Hawdon Public dinner to Mr Hawdon
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Creator : Hawdon, Joseph, 1813-1871
Source : The journal of a journey from New South Wales to Adelaide (the capital of South Australia) performed in 1838 by Mr. Joseph Hawdon
Place Of Creation : Melbourne
Publisher : Georgian House
Date of creation : 1952
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Joseph Hawdon and Charles Bonney arrived in Adelaide on 3 April 1838 with the herd of some 300 cattle that they had overlanded from New South Wales. Prior to this time all livestock had been brought to South Australia by ship - either from Tasmania or the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Hawdon's successful venture led to many others following his example including Edward Eyre and Charles Sturt.

A public dinner to celebrate this first successful overlanding of stock was held in Adelaide. This and subsequent herds of stock overlanded in this way from New South Wales and from Victoria greatly increased the number of animals in South Australia.

Joseph Hawdon later settled in Victoria, and in 1858 moved to New Zealand.

Related names :

Bonney, Charles, 1813-1897

Hawdon, Joseph, 1813-1871

Coverage year : 1838
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

The first overlanders, Hawdon and Bonney: their accounts of the first cattle drive from New South Wales to Adelaide 1838 edited by Kevin K. Kain. Ridgehaven, S. Aust.: K. Kain in association with Gould Books, c1991

'Importations of the first stock overland from New South Wales'. [Describes the journeys of Messrs Hawdon, Eyre and Sturt with cattle from New South Wales in 1838] (reprinted from the South Australian Gazette, 1838) Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch, 17 (Session 1915-1916), pp.99-107

Packard, Brian Joseph Hawdon: the first overlander [West Pymble, N.S.W.: Brian and Dorothy Packard,] 1997

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