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On the interior of South Australia, 1842-12-14

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/23

Scope and Contents

The manuscript has no formal title, but written on the back, in E.C. Frome's handwriting, is 'Dec/42. Mem. Mr. Burr on the Interior South Australia'. The work sets out to prove that 'we Southern Australians are not chopped off from the rest of the world: hemmed in on every side'. Burr discusses the importance of South Australia to Britain as a means of absorbing surplus population and for the advancement of Christianity, civilisation and science.


  • Creation: 1842-12-14

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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Burr was Deputy Surveyor-General, South Australia.


15 page(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 82

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received with the Frome Papers, presented by Mrs Dora Wynne, daughter of General Frome, through Sir Harry Wilson, 1929-1933.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes Burr's classified list of minerals discovered in South Australia before the end of 1844, RCMS 278/22.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Burr, Thomas, fl 1842-1845

Finding aid date

2004-02-05 09:28:29+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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