The South Australian Company

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Date: 3 Aug 2017
Location: South Australia, Australiamap
Surnames/tags: South_Australia Australia
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Map of South Australia in 1851

The South Australian Company, founded in 1836, expedited the settlement of British migrants in the new colony of South Australia. The company advertised for investors to buy land in the colony and for skilled people to emigrate there. The company's ships carried the new settlers to South Australia where it also provided infrastructure for the new settlement and published the South Australian Gazette The Company was wound up in 1949.


Research Notes

There are two excellent historical accounts of early Kingscote and the activities there of the South Australian Company. The company established the town and imported its workers, its building materials and its supplies, even its water. I.A.Diamond Problems in the South Australian Company's Settlement on Kangaroo Island (Hons History University of Adelaide 1952) and Aspects of the History of the South Australian Company - the first decade (M.A. Adelaide 1955 and F.H.Bauer The Regional Geography of Kangaroo Island, South Australia (PhD Australian National University 1959). Both of these are held at the S.A. Archives.


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On 24 Dec 2018 at 02:43 GMT Kylie Haese wrote:

This is a great page. The emigration poster is great to see. I have ancestors that emigrated to South Australia. I am a descendent of the Prussian German's who settled in the Barossa Valley, Bethany.

On 4 Aug 2017 at 02:32 GMT A. (Turner) T. wrote:

I've added this Free Space Profile because it's almost impossible to talk about Early Settlers of South Australia without mentioning the South Australian Company. If you're writing a profile for an early S.A. settler, you can link to this profile. If you would like to add to this Free Space Profile, please contact me by clicking on "Send Private Message in the yellow bar above.