Media: BOOK - paperback, 332 pages
Author: G. Young
Historians and Architects combined to produce this important study of the early years of the district including the townships of Springhead, Charleston, Lobethal, Lenswood, Forest Range, Woodside, Oakbank, Balhannah, Verdun.
Includes maps, architectural drawings of early buildings and photos. It deals with settlement of the district, early agriculture, dairying, fruitgrowing, mining, brewing, churches, education, townships, and pioneer buildings. Appendixes include a detailed chronology 1839-1983, Land Grants (section no., name, date of grant), 1854 assessment (section, location, owner, occupier, description of improvements), land sales 1842-61 and sale of some allotments.
An excellent and interesting look at the early colonial history of the Adelaide Hills towns of Balhannah, Woodside, Lobethal, Forest Range, Lenswood and others. A resource providing maps, early landowners listings, photos, and a comparison of architectural styles that adorned the Onkaparinga Valley.