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S.A. Northern Pioneers: A. Glen
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: A. Glen S.A. Northern Pioneers: A. Glen
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Source : B 6912/D9
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Portrait of A. Glen from Leigh's Creek from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/2).

Alexander Glen was the not the first landholder of the station at Leigh's Creek. Oddly this creek was named after one of Glen's employees, Harry Leigh. Glen had succeeded two previous partnerships of the lease. George Bunn and John Weatherstone took up the lease in 1857 and sold it to George Henry Davenport and William Fowler in 1859. Glen appears to have managed the station for Davenport. Drought took a heavy toll on the levels of stocking and in 1867 it was described as 'unstocked'.

Alexander was a brother of George Glen of Mayurra Station in the South East of South Australia.

Brown coal would later be discovered on the property and eventually the Leigh Creek Coal Field was established.

Coverage year : 1850-1859 (1885)
Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Leigh Creek, Northern Flinders Ranges
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia 2 v. Blackwood, S.A.: Lynton Publications, [1974] Contains scattered references to Glen and Leigh Creek Station: see Index vol. 1

Mincham, Hans, The story of the Flinders Ranges Adelaide: Rigby, 1965

Kwan, Elizabeth. Living in South Australia: a social history, Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

The Wakefield companion to South Australian history. Editor Wilfrid Prest. Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2001

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