Reports from the Select Committee on South Australia; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index. PARLIAMENT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Robert TORRENS.
Reports from the Select Committee on South Australia; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.
Reports from the Select Committee on South Australia; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.

Reports from the Select Committee on South Australia; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.

London: HMSO, 1841.

Foolscap folio, with four separate lithographic folding maps (backed upon linen), paginated as follows: xl, 272 pp. (report), x, 358 pp. (appendix), 58 pp. (index); first sectional title-page a bit stained, some maps creased, but very good in a most handsome half red morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with raised bands and gilt lettering, maps preserved in rear endpaper sleeve.

Adelaide survey maps

Significant British parliamentary report on land sales in South Australia and the problematic debt accrued by the infant colony, issues that led to the collapse and dissolution of the Wakefield scheme.

Significant British parliamentary report on land sales in South Australia and the problematic debt accrued by the infant colony, issues that led to the collapse and dissolution of the Wakefield scheme.

The appendix exceeding 300 pages includes testimony from all the major players in the establishment of the colony - the Wakefields, George Grote, Robert Torrens, George Grey, and many others. The four maps maps are of interest to the survey and settlement of the city of Adelaide, providing a record of land division and settlement immediately adjacent to the city centre.

From the library of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO.

Ferguson 3221.

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