South Australia: Colonel William Light
William Light

Colonel William Light
– biography of the founder of the city of Adelaide. From HistorySA ‘Bound for South Australia’

South Australia: Settlement

Adelaide 1865
– interactive panoramic view of colonial Adelaide. From History Trust of South Australia

Bound for South Australia
– a digital re-enactment of the journey made 175 years ago by nine ships that came to South Australia in 1836

Early settlement of Adelaide
– selection of the site of Adelaide. From History of Australia

Events in South Australia’s history
– timeline of the period from settlement of the Colony to commencement of Responsible Government. Created by Robert D Blair

Establishment of South Australia
– people involved in the establishment of South Australia. Some have streets and squares named after them. From History South Australia

History of South Australia
– brief history from Government of South Australia

South Australia: Settlement

Maps and plans of Adelaide
– maps and photographs including map of Light’s plan of Adelaide. From Adelaidia

Pioneering families of Australia
– early Adelaide with photographs. From Pioneering Families of Australia

SA Memory
– gateway to South Australian history, heritage and culture. Resources from State Library of South Australia

Selecting the site for the new South Australian Colony
– information on surveyors before William Light, the Wakefield Plan, selection of the site of Adelaide and the surveying of Adelaide. From Government of South Australia

Impact on Indigenous people

Aboriginal inhabitants in South Australia 1836
– from Bound for South Australia, HistorySA

Kaurna place names
– information about the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains

Timeline of events affecting the Kaurna people
– from St Ignatius College, Adelaide

State Library of South Australia 2005, Colonel William Light, 1815, photograph, Flickr, accessed 26 April 2013, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.