The South Australian Company: A Study in Colonisation

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (254 pages)
Author: G. Sutherland
Year: (1898) 2007
ISBN: 9781920978372
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

The South Australian Company was formed in January 1836 to promote the establishment of the British province in South Australia, and to engage in a wide range of commercial activities in the new province. These included advance land purchases which were required to enable the new province to proceed in the first place. But the company's activities were wide ranging.

"In many respects the company became the economic backbone of the province, providing infrastructure in the form of roads, bridges, ports, warehouses and mills. It engaged in a flourishing livestock industry, formed the much-needed Bank of South Australia, undertook shipbuilding at the new port (Port Adelaide), and had a strong presence ion mining, particularly at Burra in the mid north." - The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History

This study, published in 1898 when the company's influence was still significant, will be useful to many South Australian researchers. The lives of most 19th century South Australians were shaped or affected in some way by the company. Many of our forbears were its employees or tenants on its lands. Most others benefited from or were affected it activities and interests. And its chairman, George Fife Angas was the main promoter of the significant early German settlements in 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.

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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