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South Australia Village Settlement Scheme, pictorial material, 1893-1901

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Record title

South Australia Village Settlement Scheme, pictorial material, 1893-1901

Call numbers

PXE 1505

Record identifier

YRlZj8en

South Australia Village Settlement Scheme, pictorial material, 1893-1901

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South Australia Village Settlement Scheme, pictorial material, 1893-1901

Full title

South Australia Village Settlement Scheme, pictorial material, 1893-1901

Date

1893-1901

Call Numbers

PXE 1505

Record Identifier

YRlZj8en
Physical Description

Contents

1 folder (31 photographs) - some colour ; various sizes. - black & white

1 printed sheet - 30 x 20 cm. - clipping

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Level of description

Fonds

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Created before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

31 albumen prints of villages and early settlers along the Murray River. Villages include Moorook, Kingston, Waikerie, Pyap, Lyrup, and Holder.

Images depict village life, early brick homes, tents, pumping station, paddlesteamers, group photos of the settlers. Two images have been hand-coloured.

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Full title

South Australia Village Settlement Scheme, pictorial material, 1893-1901

NOTES

General note

Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.6237 as part of the eRecords Project 2012-13

Signature / Inscriptions

Some photographs have inscriptions, but most are unidentified.

Date note

No date

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Pic.Acc.6237

Administrative / Biographical history

Contains copy of newspaper clipping from the Adelaide Observer, Saturday May 26, 1894, p.30. This article comments on the "Village Settlement Views". A series of photographs taken by Dr. Cockburn during a visit by Ministers to the villages that were a part of the Village Settlement Scheme of South Australia. It is possible that these images are those taken by Dr. Cockburn.

"South Australian Premier Charles Cameron Kingston and his government introduced the village settlement scheme which would settle unemployed people from Adelaide on the land. It was hoped that those living in village settlements would become self-supporting. The initiative was well received by many unemployed. The village settlements were to work on communalistic principles and the concept of share and share alike was foremost. The Crown Lands Amendment Act including the provisions for village settlements was introduced to parliament on 8 August 1893 and given assent on 23 December the same year. A Royal Commission established that the communal system had failed and should come to an end. In December 1901 the South Australian government passed the Village Settlement Act 1901, repealing all past legislation relating to village settlements and putting into effect the recommendations of the 1899 Royal Commission. Over the next few years, the communal system was abandoned in the remaining village settlements. Lyrup alone retained its village association, but in an altered form.(Source: http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au)

Forms part of MLMSS 203...

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PXE 1505

Record Identifier

YRlZj8en

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YRlZj8en

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Reference code

904994

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