South Australia Act (South Australian Colonisation Act, Foundation Act)

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  • Marion Spies (Bergische Universität-GHS Wuppertal)

Historical Context Essay

The South Australia Act of 1834 authorised the British monarch to create the colony of South Australia, fixing the boundaries “in manner following (that is to say) On the North the twenty-sixth degree of South Latitude – On the South the Southern Ocean – On the West the one hundred and thirty-second degree of East Longitude – And on the East the one hundred and forty-first degree of East Longitude including therein all and every the Bays and Gulfs thereof together with the Island called Kangaroo Island and all and every the Islands adjacent to the said last mentioned Island or to that part of the main Land of the said Province ...”. These boundaries encompassed more than 300,000 square miles of land, and South Australia was …

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Citation:
Spies, Marion. "South Australia Act (South Australian Colonisation Act, Foundation Act)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 April 2004
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