South Australia: Colonel William Light

William LightColonel 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 State Library of South 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. From Pioneers Association of South Australia

South Australia: Settlement

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

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

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
– maps and plans of the new city of Adelaide. From SA History Hub

Impact on Indigenous People

Aboriginal inhabitants in South Australia 1836
– Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains and the impact of colonisation. From Adelaidia

Kaurna place names
– Kaurna place names in the City of Adelaide and their meaning. From University of Adelaide


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