Loyau's South Australian Biographies
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (676 pages)
Author: G. Loyau
Year: (1883, 1885) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Two of George Loyau's books together on a single CD. 'Representative Men of South Australia' and 'Notable South Australians' are a pair of books containing brief biographies of great South Australian colonialists, written by George E. Loyau in 1883 and 1885 respectively.
A total of five hundred and fifty-four biographies of founders and pioneers of South Australia are included in these two books. They cover people in numerous different walks of life and range in length and detail. The books include information on their early life, their career, their role in South Australia's development and their families as well as other relevant information. Some biographies are accompanied by portrait drawings.
These books are useful for anyone interested in early South Australia and its most influential people.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of each original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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This set of books covers South Australia’s early governors and what they achieved in the newly settled colony of South Australia. It further covers biographical information of people who helped with the foundations of settlement in the new colony. The books cover the early ministers of religion as well as political workers and civil servants. It is a good background to some of the early problems of the settlement and how they were over come, like Governor Gawler using his own money to give employment on government projects.
The people mentioned helped to establish and develop the new colony. For Family historians it covers the reasons various hundreds were named and further informational biographies if they have any connections to these early founders.