South Australia: An Agricultural and Pastoral State in the Making 1836-46
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (242 pages)
Author: A. Perkins
Year: (c.1936) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
A comprehensive and valuable record of the first ten years of land survey, settlement and development in South Australia. A rare book, that seems little known. Especially valuable for its accounts of the special surveys which figured prominently in early South Australia, and the activities and character of many of the early pioneers.
A revised reprint of Articles on " Progressive Centennial Development of the Pastoral and Agricultural Industries of South Australia, 1836-1936," which appeared in the Journal of the Department of Agriculture of South Australia
Abbreviated outline of contents to contents.
- CHAPTER I - Departure of the Emigrant FleetWakefield Principles of ColonizationFirst South Australian ActProclamation of ColonySelection of Site of Adelaide.
- CHAPTER II - Sale of Town Acres"Delayed Country Surveys"Farming handicaps of Pioneer EmigrantsVictims of delayed country surveys
- CHAPTER III - Sealer and whaler settlers of Kangaroo IslandSturt's condemnation of Adelaide PlainsThe vine and the olive; the fig and the almond, etc.
- CHAPTER IV - The "Squatters"Regulations concerning Pastoral settlement ignored for six yearsHawdon's pioneer overland journey to SA with a herd of cattle.
- CHAPTER V - Recall of Governor HindmarshInstructions from Colonisation Commissioners for a "Running Survey"Return of Kingston from EnglandLight declines to accept further employment under the insulting conditions Kingston instructed to proceed with Running SurveyResignation of the staff
- CHAPTER VI - Public meeting to consider support of Police ForceArrival of Eyre with cattle by overland route from NSWArrival of Sturt with "overland" herd of cattle from NSWPublic dinner to SturtKingston's four months' work with the Survey
- CHAPTER VII - Gawler combines Resident Commissionership with GovernorshipBiographical Notes concerning Governor GawlerCharacter Sketch of GawlerRehabilitation and Progress of SurveysChange in Colonization Commissioners' Survey policyQuestionable conduct of Colonel Torrens.
- CHAPTER VIII - Land Settlement Policy of Colonization Commissioners "Special Surveys"Their importance to the SA CompanyFirst Selection of Preliminary LandholdersCriteria adopted in choice of sites for Special SurveysReservation of land by Fisher for Secondary TownsHow Port Adelaide became the property of the SA Company
- CHAPTER IX - Mount Barker Special SurveyEarly Reputation of the LandOpinions of Hawdon and SturtDutton settles Contingent of German Refugees at Mount BarkerMcLaren takes up Special Survey at Lyndoch Valley for SA CompanyLyndoch Valley Special SurveySources of the Angas Special SurveyThe Three Brothers' Special SurveyMatthew Smillie's Special SurveyMeadows Special SurveyPara Rivers Special SurveyMilner Estate Special SurveyLibel Action Against Publisher of the "Southern Australian"
- CHAPTER X - Tenth and eleventh Special SurveysMcLaren's expedition to Port LincolnDifficulties of G. F. Angas who had sold to English buyers the greater portion of his share in the Port Lincoln SurveyRunning notes on the early days of the development of Port Lincoln and its neighbourhood.
- CHAPTER XI - The Flaxman SurveysTheir location and descriptionHow Flaxman forestalled John Morphett in their acquisitionAngas rebukes Flaxman for his Land SpeculationsFlaxman returns to EnglandRefusal of SA Company to accept Flaxman's Surveys from AngasArrival of Flaxman in LondonProtracted negotiations with Angas over the seven Special SurveysControversies resumed with Anthony Forster
- CHAPTER XII - Fourteenth Special SurveySixteenth Special SurveyReport on Port Victoria and Port Vincent Special SurveysMurray River and Lake Alexandrina Special Surveys Seventeenth Special SurveyTwentyfourth, or Governor Gawler's Special SurveyTwentysixth Special Survey: David McLaren refuses for the SA Company a share in the latterThirtieth Special SurveyThirtyfirst Special SurveyTwentyfifth Special SurveyTwentyseventh Special SurveyTwentyeighth Special SurveyTwenty ninth Special SurveyThirtysecond Special SurveyThirtythird Special SurveyThirtyfourth Special SurveyThirtyfifth Special SurveyThirtysixth and Thirtyninth Special SurveysThirtyseventh Special SurveyThirtyeighth Special Survey.
- CHAPTER XIII - General discussions on Special SurveysThe suggested 500-acre SurveyOpposition to the latterWilliam Leigh's Eight 500-acre SurveysSpecial Surveys claimed but subsequently abandonedMineral Special SurveysInfluence of Special Surveys on development of South AustraliaCondemnation of Special Surveys by Charles Mann and Captain GreyEarly statistical data of the Province.
A selection from the 22 useful appendices.
- APPENDIX I - Sturt's Condemnation of the Adelaide Plains.
- APPENDIX IV - Regulations for the Disposal of Land in the Colony.
- APPENDIX V - Conditions of South Australia in 1838.
- APPENDIX VI - Original Objectives of the SA Company.
- APPENDIX VII - Sequence of events that led to the foundation of Port Adelaide at its present site.
- APPENDIX VIII - Concerning German emigrants.
- APPENDIX IX - Appreciation of Captain D.M. Hahn as master of the ship zebra.
- APPENDIX X - Correspondence ... concerning a proposed special survey in the Mount Barker district.
- APPENDIX XII - Summing up of judge Charles Cooper in the trial for perjury of G. M. Stephen.
- APPENDIX XIV - Proposed names for some of the major divisions of the province.
- APPENDIX XVI - Exploration around Port Lincoln by Robert Tod.
- APPENDIX XVII - Circular Letter Concerning the Affairs of Flaxman & Rowlands.
- APPENDIX XIX - Correspondence ... Special Survey on the River Murray to the SA Company.
- APPENDIX XX - Allocation of Sections on Morphett's Southern Special Survey on the River Murray
- APPENDIX XXII - Amended land Regulations
- over 80 illustrations - mostly of pioneers
- sketch of Port River, showing Old Port £10 Sections A to K from which the new port developed
- map showing the first six divisions of Light's Surveys of South Australia, extending due south of Adelaide to Fleurieu Peninsula, and Special Surveys (1-33) subsequently granted.
- map showing The 1839-1840 Special Surveys represented in their correct outline, together with the earliest districts surveyed by Colonel Light.
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