Gawler Handbook 1880

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (260 pages)
Author: G. Loyau
Year: (1880) 2007
ISBN: 9781921081071
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

The township of Gawler was established through an application for a Special Survey by Henry Dundas Murray and John Reid as part of a syndicate of 12. The site was recommended for a town by Colonel William Light to David McLaren (the manager of the South Australian Company) when they passed through the district while returning from the Barossa in January 1839.

This early history by the well known George Loyau, published in 1880, contains a wealth of information on its early years.

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.

Outline of Contents

  • The Foundation of Gawler; Position; Early Days; Governor Gawler; Dr. Nott's Account of The Rise And Progress of the Town Up to 1860
  • General Progress From 1860 to 1880
  • Murray-Street On Saturday Night
  • The Streets; Number of Businesses; Description of Hotels
  • Manufactories
  • Fotheringham's Brewery—Fotheringham's Cordial Factory
  • Postal Arrangements, Past and Present
  • The Institute
  • The Gawler Corporation
  • The Neville and Adamson Tragedy
  • Horticultural and Agricultural Progress. Gardens Round Gawler
  • The Park Lands
  • The Old Bushman Sale Yards
  • Mines
  • Suburban Townships; Willaston
  • Amusements and Social Life
  • Societies
  • The Public School and Education
  • Places of Worship
  • Local Improvements
  • Banking Institutions
  • The Humbug Society
  • Miscellaneous Matters
  • Old Residents, Living and Dead
  • Memoirs
  • Index
  • Advertisements

Includes many photos of people and houses and other buildings

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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.


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