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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 1803-4 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

Journal Articles

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

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.