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Colonial settlers on the River Torrens / Roger Irvine for the City of Campbelltown
Bib ID 7866034
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Irvine, Roger, author
 
Description Mile End, South Australia : Wakefield Press, 2018 
©2018 
x, 147 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 27 cm 
ISBN 9781743056042 (paperback)
Summary

The Kaurna people lived peacefully and productively along the River Torrens, or Karrawirra Parri, for millennia. This book describes their way of life and their displacement by the first generation of European settlers. The outstanding achievement of the settlers on the upper Torrens was the contribution they made to the development of horticulture. They transitioned from grains and livestock to producing huge quantities of melons and an impressive diversity of fruits, vines and vegetables. Roger Irvine details the live of these settler families, including notables such as Charles Campbell who gave his name to 'Campbell Town', Joseph Ind whose property 'Little Paradise' provided a name for another suburb, and A.J. Murray who chose 'Athelstone' as the name of his farm, for reasons now difficult to trace. The inhabitants of the upper Torrens have witnessed many changes, including both setbacks and successes. Colonial Settlers on the River Torrens reflects on an area that has had many incarnations, and the river that continues to flow through it.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1. First settlers
  • Ch. 2. Campbelltown
  • Ch. 3. Paradise
  • Ch. 4. Athelstone
  • Ch. 5. A horticultural heritage
  • App. I. Aerial photographs
  • App. II. Artwork.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-143) and index.

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Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Adelaide region -- History -- 19th century.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- South Australia -- History -- 19th century.  |  Colonists -- South Australia -- Adelaide region -- History -- 19th century.  |  Horticulture -- South Australia -- Adelaide region -- History -- 19th century.  |  History.  |  Torrens River (S.A.) -- History -- 19th century.  |  Campbelltown (S.A.) -- History -- 19th century.  |  Athelstone (S.A) -- History -- 19th century.  |  Paradise (S.A) -- History -- 19th century.  |  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander content  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors City of Campbelltown, issuing body

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