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Alexander Charles Kelly, M.D.
Title : Alexander Charles Kelly, M.D. Alexander Charles Kelly, M.D.
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Creator : Solomon, S., photographer
Source : B 5755
Place Of Creation : South Australia
Date of creation : 1840
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Studio portrait of Doctor (medical) Alexander Charles Kelly.

Alexander Charles Kelly was born at Leith, Scotland in 1811. He was awarded a medical degree by Edinburgh University in 1832, and acted as a surgeon on the East India Company's ships in 1833.

Dr Kelly emigrated to South Australia aboard the Baboo in 1840. He began a medical practice at Port Adelaide, and was appointed assistant surgeon at Adelaide Hospital in 1841. Dr Kelly bought land at Morphett Vale in 1842, naming the property 'Trinity', and began planting vines in 1845. In 1854, he married Annie Worthington (1826-1912).

Dr Kelly became a partner in Tintara Vineyard Company in 1862. He sold Trinity vineyard and began planting vines for Tintara at Willunga in 1863. Tintara went into voluntary liquidation in the 1870s. Dr Kelly retired in 1876 and died the following year.

Related names :

Baboo (ship)

Kelly, Alex C., 1811-1877

Tintara Vineyard Company (McLaren Vale, S. Aust. : Winery)

Solomon, S.

Coverage year : 1840
Region : Adelaide city,Fleurieu Peninsula
Further reading :

Kelly, Alex C. The vine in Australia Melbourne: Sands, Kenny, 1861

Internet links :

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition: Search for Kelly, A.C.

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Wine

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Occupations



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