The Gawler Handbook - G. Loyau


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The township of Gawler was established through an application for a Special Survey by Henry Dundas Murray and John Reid as part of a syndicate of 12. The site was recommended for a town by Colonel William Light to David McLaren (the manager of the South Australian Company) when they passed through the district while returning from the Barossa in January 1839.


This early history by the well known George Loyau contains a wealth of information on it early years.


Outline of Contents


The Foundation of Gawler—Position—Early Days—Governor Gawler—Dr. Nott's Account of The Rise And Progress of the Town Up to 1860

General Progress From 1860 to 1880

Murray-Street On Saturday Night

The Streets—Number of Businesses—Description of Hotels


Fotheringham's Brewery—Fotheringham's Cordial Factory

Postal Arrangements, Past and Present

The Institute

The Gawler Corporation

The Neville and Adamson Tragedy

Horticultural and Agricultural Progress. Gardens Round Gawler

The Park Lands

The Old Bushman Sale Yards


Suburban Townships.—Willaston

Amusements and Social Life


The Public School and Education

Places of Worship

Local Improvements

Banking Institutions

The Humbug Society

Miscellaneous Matters

Old Residents, Living and Dead




Includes many photos of people and houses and other buildings


The whole text is searchable. Search for any word in the text - names, places and more.


High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book.

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