Mr Robert Gouger, South Australia's first colonial secretary, was one of the great, and most influential founders of the state. He is regarded as having taken up Wakefield's principles of the new colonisation and "working it into practical shape".
This book is a history of the founding of South Australia from the point of view of Robert Gouger. It is written as a selective compilation of Gougers personal diary and correspondence (often with those who were influential in the founding of the state) in parallel with a biographical account of Gougers life.
This CD-book contains a fascinating account of South Australia's founding years, in a compilation of valuable primary source material. Click here to download a sample file (0.4MB) containing the title page, contents and sample pages from the body of the book. This requires Adobe Reader to view. (right click on the link and select save as - then load the saved file to view)
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. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.
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