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Notable men in South Australia

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Notable men in South Australia

// Smith, Robert Barr (1855) benefactor, company director, ship owner and grazier. His firm pioneered the opening of outback South Australia, including the fencing of properties and sinking of bores. Smith's philanthropic activity became a legend.

// Elder, Sir T. businessman, pastoralist, public benefactor, wool broker, ship owner and member of the Legislative Council in 1863-69 and 1871-78. Thomas was an enthusiastic and practical supporter of exploration and saw the camel as the answer to the transport problems of the outback.

// Alexander Lang Elder was a justice of the peace, director of the Savings Bank and the Adelaide Auction Co. In July 1851 was elected for West Adelaide to the Legislative Council where he battled against state aid for religion and a nominated rather than an elected upper house for parliament.

// Hay, Hon. A. ship Planter 1839 - benefactor (general), company director, farmer, grazier (unspecified), grocer, hardware merchant, landowner, land reformer, local government councillor, Member of Lower House, Member of Upper House, newspaper owner

// Milne, Sir W., Palmyra (1839), colonial militia (Australia), commissioner of crown lands, company director, land reformer, Member of Lower House, Member of Upper House, wine and spirits dealer. In 1863 he introduced an amendment to the Scab in Sheep Act to extirpate the disease.

// Stirling, Edward Pastoral stations of Highland Valley in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Nalpa on Lake Alexandrina. In 1855-61 Partnership with (Sir) Thomas Elder, Robert Barr Smith and John Taylor, as Elder, Stirling & Co., which financed Wallaroo and Moonta copper mines. Legislative Council in 1855, helped frame the Constitution, member of the new council in 1856-65.

// Todd, Sir C. (1855) astronomer, electrical engineer, meteorologist, public servant, public service head, superintendent of electric telegraph at a salary of £400, He reached Port Adelaide in the Irene on 4 November 1855, He sought systematic interchange of information and pioneered the production of weather maps.

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