Thomas Worsnop, late Town Clerk of Adelaide, wrote this book, 'The History of the City of Adelaide: From the Foundation of the Province of South Australia in 1836, to the End of the Municipal Year in 1877, with Appendix and Map' in 1878.
The book contains a very detailed history of the city over 457 pages. It is divided into chapters year by year and includes details on the development of the city's infrastructure and technology, the appointments of people in various leadership roles, the creation of cultural icons and monuments throughout the city, the development of local government as well as expounding on the social development and the growth of business and market in the city.
The Appendix includes excerpts taken from various sources including several letters, as well as copies of documents and lists. This publication also includes a map of Adelaide and several pages of advertisements.
This book is of immense value to anyone interested in Adelaide's past or the development of new cities.
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.