A biography of Colonel William Light, founder of Adelaide, sailor, soldier, artist and the first Surveyor-General of South Australia. This book is largely a compilation of letters, photos, journal entries, drawings, and maps used to create a very comprehensive account of Colonel Light's life by Thomas Gill in 1911.
The book tells of his early years and family, his naval and military career, his arrival in South Australia and his work in that state and his death. The book also talks about his impact in South Australia after his death.
Also included is a copy of Colonel Light's 'Brief Journal', and facsimiles of two of his handwritten letters.
Full of fascinating information and primary sources on Colonel Light and South Australia, this book provides wonderful insight into this unique perspective of South Australia.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2005, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.