Colonel Light's Letters

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Colonel Light's Letters

#1 Post by Al » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:52 pm

This was taken from the Advertiser - should be interesting to see what Light was imagining when he drew the sketch of a future city. Not many people can claim to have designed the layout of a whole city (no smarty SimCity jokes).
Light's letter on display
28dec05

A LETTER written in 1836 by Adelaide founder Colonel William Light was yesterday publicly unveiled at the State Library.

Written to friend George Jones, it includes a sketch map of the future site of Adelaide and was written the day after Colonel Light completed an exploration of parts of the Port River.

The letter - and two other letters written by Colonel Light's friends - were bought for about $150,000 in May and will be on display until January 26.

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