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Biographical entry Light, William (1786 - 1839)

Born
27 April 1786
Kuala Kedah, Malaysia
Died
6 October 1839
South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Explorer and Surveyor

Summary

William Light had some association with Louis Henri de Freycinet 1803-1804 and was the first Surveyor-General of South Australia.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Louis Henri desaulses de Freycinet - Records, 1803 - 1809, FM 4/1740; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • William Light - Records, 1809 - 1845, PRG 1; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Anderson, Kelly, 'From Peninsular War to coordinated cadastre: William Light's route maps of Portugal and Spain, and his founding of Adelaide, the "Grand experiment in the art of colonization"' in History of military cartography: 5th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2014, Liebenberg, Elri, Demhardt, Imre Josef and Vervust, Soetkin, eds (Cham; Heidelberg; New York: Springer, 2016), pp. 327-45. Details
  • Elder, David F., 'Light, William (1786-1839)' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Douglas Pike, ed., vol. 2 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1967), pp. 116-118. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020102b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

Journal Articles

  • Porter, J. R., 'Light's Survey of Adelaide: Facts, Fables and Fancies', South Australian Geological Journal, 106 (2008), 53-83. Details

Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.