Colonel William Light: Founder of Adelaide
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (248 pages)
Author: T. Gill
Year: (1911) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
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.
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.
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Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.