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THE COLONEL LIGHT

STATUE.

UNVEILING CEREMONY   AN IMMENSE GATHERING.

In the presence of a huge crowd, which overflowed into Flinders-street on the one side and into Franklin-street on the other,   the statue of Colonel Light, situated near the Post-office corner, King William-street,   was unveiled by his Excellency the Gover- nor on Tuesday morning. The occasion was one of singular interest, and led to the foregathering of a large number of pioneers, who assembled to do honor to the memory of the distinguished founder of the citv. 'lhere were nonagenarians, and octogenarians, whose presence lent to the gathering a flavoring of the past Several of them remembered Colonel Light in the flesh, and brought with them memories rich "with the spoils of the last three gene- rations In strong contrast ^to these vete* rans there w& a large attendance of <. chil- dren, ywho have learned m then1 schapLtext books to levere the name of him whom it was sought to commemorate in a manner worthy of his (august-services to the State, and the Empire All classes and -all inte- rests were íepresínted, and the proceedings in connection with the nmeilwg ceremony-, were followed with the closest attention, A" temporary platform was erected «n tha north side of the monument for the accord« modation of those who were officially as&a* c ated with the ceremony, and seat© were found here for "the Major of "Adelaide, (Mr Theodore Bruce), who presided, his Excellency the Governor, _the Chief Justice, the Premier (Hon T. Pnce), ¿ha Treasurer (Hon A H Peake), the Commis- sioner of Crown Lands (Hon L O'Lough« bn), the Chief Secretary (Hon. fA »Kirk* patrick), the following members of too Colonel Light monument committee -Sit Edwjn Smith,' Hon J Lewis, AAdermeq Downs, Johnson, and Welle, CauneiIlo'-s Baker, Bonython, Myenj, Tullin, and! Sel- lar, M P, Messrs B Kyffin Thomas; C £. Owen Smyth, L H Sholl, and H P. GUL Others on the dató were the town clerk

(Mr T 6 Ellerj ), the Commissipner ol * Police (Colonel Madley), Colonel Rowell,

CB, Lieutenant Colonel Reade, CB, Cap--, tam Ryder (ADC), Commissioner Russell, Alderman Simpson, Councillors Glover, Skethewav, Clucas, Frinsdorf, and Isaacs, Mr F W" Bullock. Dr Richards, Mr Wit

ham Finniss, Mr J. C Morphett, Mr. JUay cock (the contractor). Messrs. Wooldridge^ and Sibley (the architecte), , Air. Vicars (the city surveyor), and others- Around the platform there was an enclosure, with rowe of ¿hairs on three side». These were occupied bji pioneers and a number of influential citizens The Mavoress (Mrs Bruce) and Lady Way were among those m the front. Barriers were erected outside th.s enclosure to pre- vent a crush, and. the approach from King Wilham^street on the north was guarded by a double file of men of the 10th AIR-, under the command of Captain Medlyni and boys belonging; to the cadets corra, under the command of Major Nealer -v Tu? infantry and the cadets formed a jzuar¿ oi honor for his Excellency The, Govern« arrived with his aide-de-camp (Captain Ryder) at 11 o'clock, and was preceded, by some ten minutes, by tLe Cluer Justice and Lady Way The "Song of Austral a." waa played b> the MJitary Band on the arrival^ of his Honor, and the National Anthejnj fcllowed when his Excel ency arrived.

The scene was not un wort hy "of the great Engbshman who waa uppermost in every- body's thoughts at that Jjour The Au** trahpn States have parted with somewhat o£ the pomp and circumstan6é~t^at afe"so mucn

in evidence^ these gätnermga "bjr'-.ohler r .lands, bu¿íS£c decorum, approaching al- -, most toz^p&mnity, which, marked the un- iente? «niverlij&hat the people of South Au^trjMMaaiP^byi n«ï means dtificient in re vererice^BÄ the iMp^S dead. The pro ceédmga BaJ_iKj£'(ÏÏiipity of simpbcîty and eairçestjresr^Weo<A ..as was befitting, pervaa^Hbfr,^p|oik¿^ud although nates of jubiktae^were utfereä-V tie Military, Band and IKfe Torwrr^afe bells, the domi* nant tone wafóftffite^^Aober reflection",' such as coT___r«4í^«:áÍ_fto^

hallowed ^80&^X^&^i¿Í^^^icxent

cathedral liíjth*ptó£nceYoí tie truly., great, silence is ^e&tgoSLça, io 'jay îw the most eloquent aöröaccSUiai^ilft t#$cp4Ud

to a man's intrinsic Cj<vorthx î^firç ai* .

times wheWapplause ra-ttnBejBiv ^¿jditvM«^ it -'-'ces a-dissonant choKt^UÄ \ßk§Sm"0 der of Adelaide has long^A -^JP««?^ that title to lasting fame, \vW <*»'*w«§ir)&fs the possessor of*it indepen«? ^ »,* »JS-* * plauee - , A ^"& *'

The Speeches \*;«â

The Mayor.said he regretted' extrenwjir that they were not to have -the'benefiljof an oration from the Chief'Justice. TJifv fortunately his Honor's time was so much taken up with the official duties' that*, he

found it impossible to accede to the wishes . of the committee. During the year'I89Js the fact was brought very forcibly-befo"re

the public of Adelaide 'that the oíd moriu-'" ment erected in Light-square was showing signs of decay, and many were the sugges- tions as to how Colonel Light's memory should be perpetuated^ in something more substantial and enduring than 'sándstone, The first meeting was held in tbe'.Town; Hall, Adelaide, on Friday. January 15, .1892.

and was presided over by Mr. F.'W. Bul lock, who was appointed- chairman of the! committee, the late Sir Henry Ayers being appointed hon. treasurer, and "" the town

clerk of Adelaide, the late Mr. Worsnop,,,' hon. secretary. He was pleased to not« that three' members of the first committee. Messrs. Aldermen Johnson and Wells,-and

Councillor SellaT, were in the City Council ' at the present time. At that meeting a'rè>' ' solution was carried:-"That the meeting

considers it is desirable to perpetuate the - memory of the late Colonel Light, founder

of the City of Adelaide, by the erection of , some substantial monument in the?ity for that purpose." During the'ensuing twelve months twelve meetings were held, and the

question was brought before "the City^Toun^.; eil, with a request that they, should contri- " bute to the fund, and they at once pro-

mised to donate £500. The citizens re-

sponded to tlie extent of £363,' and a de- ' putation was arranged to wait on. ina then Chief Secretary. Sir John Downer, on

November 7, 1892, and Sir John Downer ' generously promised that the Government would subscribe to the extent of,. £1,000. During 1892 the committee received various

3esigns for the statue, and at a meefcii held on November 25, 1892, they passed resolution as follows:-"That the commi tee are not satisfied with any of the d eigne faent in, and thai new designs be ii jrited." During the year 1S93 eight mee inga were held, with Mr. C. Wilkox (ti Mayor) as chairman. On April 7. 23 ne designs and three models were receivei and at a meeting held on April 14 Mr. 1 ¡J. Woods, architect, and ML. H. P. Gil director oí the School of Arts, were a] pointed judges of the designs and mode sent in. On April 20 the judges reporte That they were of opinion none of the di fiigns could be executed for the amour Stipulated by the committee; also that th best statue was sent in by Air. Perav; BalL and they expressed regret that th gentleman's work was entered "not fe competition." The Government at thi time seemed to have regretted the promis they made to place the sum of £1,000 o the Estimates tor that year, as they ii formed the chairman they could not han it over. Interest in the movement seeme then to have languished, and during 189 only one meeting was held. N further meetings of the committe were held until July 20, 189", jrhen the appointment of Messri F. W. Bullock, and J. Fisher as joint tree preis was made in place of th tater Sir Henry Ayers. At th same meeting it was resolved "tha thf>, -Mayor be reines'ed to brin ander the notice of the City Council th lesiraHeness of renewing the promise of

'£500 donation, and that in the event c the council agreeing to the proposition a( tive .steps be at once taken by the commit x tee in order to carry out the original d« " cign." It was also decided that the Govern

ment should be urged to add pound fo pound po the subscription raised. No fui ther meetings were recorded from 1897 unti June 8,-1900, when Mr. Bullock, the join treasurer, asked that he might be relieve« '.of his duties, but the committee prevail»

upon him to remain in office. On July 3C 1901, the committee decided to wait as i > deputation on the Premier and request th . Government to place an amount on th Estimates for the purpose of erecting i suitable monument to Colonel Light. Th .deputation waited on the Government oi August 9, and the Premier promised to place the matter before his colleagues. No . thing further was done in the movemen

until September l8, 1903, when a députa Hon, consisting of the members of the Ade

taide Citv Council waited on the Chief Sec . retary, with a request that the Governmeni would renew the promise made by a pre .^ nous Ministry to contribute £1,000 toward¡

me fund. This the Government subse - qnently promised to do, and the contribu . bon was paid into the fund in January

1905, and at the.same time the City Coun jil paid in'their contribution of £500 At a meeting of the committee held or , February 24, 1904, the funds m the bandi

. of the treasurers were handed over to th<

corporation on the understanding that thej should be, tar-marked for the purpose of th< erection <or a monument to Colonel Light *nd that two nominees from the subscribers . t -ind two from the Government should, hi

selected to co-operate with the committee appointed by the council. At a meetinj ' of the" subscribers held on March 9. 1904

vßir E. T. Smith and Mr. R. K. Thomas , vere appointed to represent the subscribers "and the Government appointed Messrs. L H. Sholl and C. E. Owen Smyth, while the "uity Council appointed the Mayor, Alder

¿nen Vardon and Wells and Councillor! 'Baker, Bonython, Cox, Myers, Ponder, and ,v Pullin. rOn April 12, 1904, this committee

Vppointed a sub-committee, consisting ol the Mavor, Aldermen Vardon and Wells, Sir E. T. Smith, Messrs'. K. K. Thomaá, C. . E. Owen Smyth, and L. H. Sholl, and the

town clerk (Mr. Ellery) to take the whole matter into consideration and arrange for railing for designs. At the meeting of the sub-committee on April 26, 1904, the site for the statue of Colonel Light was' fixed in Kong William-street at its present position, and it was also directed that a monument be erected to mark the resting place of Colonel Light in Light^uare. The City Council agreed to this on May 9, 1904, and designs for the monument were ex- amined by the committee, and that submit- ted by- Mr. Jackman selected. This monu- ment was erected in Light-square, and un- veiled on June 21, 1905. At a meetmg of the general committee on December 23, 1904.TV&. Bhmie Rhind's model was selected for the statue, and Messrs. Garlick, Sibtey, and Wooldridge were commissioned to pre- pare "te pedestal. The sub-committee -which had previously earned out the ar- rangement« ".for the memorial m laght square was reappointed to arrange .details in connection with the erection of

the-statue, the 'coat of which was- £1,000, whilst the pedestal cost £510 - In February last an appeal was made by himself (M.\ rBrnce>, as chairman of the committee, for additional subscriptions to^she fund, wiw

.the result that £258 13/¿wjui jjee^d^by, 'the committee. Turmngvio.discus? 'y&*< career of Colonel 4^&Ç1Mr. J¡r«e* re. marked that djiring sthip«nete^£Mentnjy, there1 were many^ prömniettt> nanfes xçn nected with empwe-bmlingTiy the¡British nation in all pai^eï^e^wOTld:^' There .were the nangip*' Clive. .Hastings, Sir John McDonsldf'Çeoil Bhödes, and OOIHTS, but few^siaines'; i&qdr higher at any rate in}X"Jontll, ^BJstaHy4. than the

revered and respected name of Colon Light. His "Worship proceeded 1 give an outline * of Colonel Light life, and said he considered the people < South Australia ought to be very gi.itefi to Colonel Light for his determination 1 locate the citv on the site it now occupi?i In his opinion Adelaide was better laid 01 than any city in Australasia, and Dette perhaps," than any city in the world. Tb work so admirably begun by Colonel Ligl and his colleagues had been worthily a.: ried on through the effort» and pcrsevei ance of a noble band of pioneers, borne < whom they were pleased to welcome a that ceremony. It might_not be gcucrail known, but it was nevertheless a fact, tha Adelaide was the first city in Austraiasi to have a corporation. On October 31, i 1840, the first election for the first Cit Council of Adelaide took place. It? bra mayor was the late Sir James Burt! Ks-her, whose sons might 'be worthil looked upon as pioneer pastoralists, nu only in this State, but in. northern Queenj land- Sir J. H. Pisher had with him a aldermen Mr. A. H. Davis, Mr. Matthew Smily, and Mr. George Stephenson. Thos were the days of small things, and th salaries paid were not such as would fini acceptance with the «official staff of th City Council at the present day. The fir« city treasurer was the late respe:ted Si John Morphett, for many years the.Presi dent of the Legislative Council, whosi son, Mr. J. C. Morphett, was wilh then that day. It was rather amusing to notiçi from the historian of that time that Si: John deposited as security for the due iul filment of his duties grants of town acre Nos. 630, 660, and 663, which to-day had ai approximate value of £5,000. That was no1 bad security for a gentleman who waa re ceiving the munificent salary of £52 10, 'per annum. The late Sir George Stricklanc Kingston, many years Speaker of the Hous« of Assembly, was appointed surveyor anc collector, and he was sure that had hu health permitted Mr. O. O. Kingston his son, would have attended the unveiling ceremony. Having secured an Englishman -as treasurer and an Irishman as surveyor, he supposed the council thought it would be a wise thing to introduce among its officers one possessing a little of that caution which wis said to be a strong characteristic of tiic Scot. Therefore they elected to the posi- tion of town clerk the late Mrr David Spence, to whom they were indebted, not only for the careful manner in which he watched over the interests of the young municipality, but for the fact that he left behind him in the person of Miss Catherine Spence'a lady wtio for many years had

worked in the interesta of common humanity, and had given -an immense amount ,of time to the unravelling of social problems for the benefit and uplifting of the poorer sec- tion of the community. In concluding, the Mayor asked the Governor, on behalf of the citizens of Adelaide and the public of South Australia, to unveil tne statue of him who, under the ogis of the Southern Cross, founded a city in which, as loyal subjects of King Edward and members oí the great British Empire, they had found happy, contented, and peaceful homes.

(Cheers.)

The Governor's Address.

His Excellency said:-On the-last occa- sion when I was asked to perform the cere- mony of unveiling a statue it was in memory <of those who had carried1 the honor of Australia, and who carried their lives also, and laid them down in a distant land in defence of the Empire. (Chrers.) On th? Ement occasion we are met here co do

onor to one who brought honor to South Australia, and found his last home with us. The speech of the Mayor and the beau- tifully written articles which you have read in the newspapers of to-day have left me very little to say. It would only be taking up your time unnecessarily if I were to say much on the subject of Colonel Light's Ufe.

It struck me that he possessed in a re-i markable way the/grandest combination of professions that England or any other part of the Empire can produce-he was .a sailor, a soldier} and a civil servant. {Cheers!) He* was a man of courage, with * acknow- ledge of his .profession to the smallest de-

tail' He ha«! courage as a ¡aüofj^cQurage

as a soldier, and courage as a civil servant. When he kne'v ¿e was right 'nothing could make him waver. Ijt is due only to-,Cblonei Light's great strength of principle that we are met here to-day, and'not''somewhere else less suitaole. Colonel Light only wavered once, when pressure was brought to bear upon him by th.ose in 'the higiiest authority. His judgment' was questioned, and for once he/wavered, and went '"down with the Goverrior-'-to select a site for the City of Adelaide-'jaearer the sea. But MÍS unerring esafe-'&nd linowledge of engineering told binr'iuat it was not suitable, because, jrt case of "flood, the Torrens would ¿v¿r *pir and inundate the city. ' He, irierefore went back to the àite he ¡bad at first selected. (Cheers.) It was jan unfortunate thing that he was not al- lowed to carry out his first wish, and this only illustrates a lesson which England has never Itîarned, and which I do not think she ever will. I hope, however, that Aus- tralia will learn it by force of example. To interfere with the man on the spot is a most fatal blunder. (Cheers.) Colonel Light was a man above all others to be

trustful, and lio should never have bec interfered with. It was an unfortunat moment when it was decided to staid Si George Kingston to England in oonnci tion with the survey«. Ile came bael with the instructions that they wen» to li done in a certain way, and thal if Coluni Light did not obey the instructions Si George Kingston should s-upci-,cdc lim And that killed Colonel Light. But w odo no wish to recollect the unhappy features I* day. I wish Colonel Light were here fe das' and could contrast the present pos: tion of Adelaide with what it was ii I his "day, thanks to the Mayor au«

the corporation, and their predecessors ii office. (Cheers.) They have all don much, to add to the natural beauties of th city and have carried out works which

believe would bave been in accordano with Colonel Light's wishes. Adelaide' first Surveyor-General could have drawi them a picture of the city as it was 71 years ago. There were 50 houses, a bun dred huts, and a population of 250 people To-day I believe the population is 40,000 In cannot tell you the number o houses, but I believe the assessed value i close upon half a million sterling, exclud ing the suburbs. Our municipal treasur; is an overflowing one. There was a tim« in the earliest days of the tnty, however when the treasurer had to keep bis saf« 'in a tent, watched over at night by ; drunken marine. (Laughter.) The firs treasurer remarked once that it would no be of much consequence if the safe wai robbed because it only rontain«îd eightwi pence. (Ken<2wed laughter.) .What a. cou trast to the present position! A beautifu neallhy city-healthy because of its beini laid out by that splendid surveyor, Colone. Light. (Cheers.) The parklands, whick separate the city from its pretty suburbs all make for health and wealth. If Cojone Light could see all this I know he would pronounce that it is good. (Cheers.) ] am greatly pleased to see so many of th« old pioneers here. Many of them, Í be- lieve, were contemporaries of Colonel Light (A voice-"I have seen him, sir.") Well we envy you. sir.- (Cheers.) We are ali sorry-and particularly the old pioneers because of the absence of one who would have been a most honored member of oui audience. I refer to our late beloved'Dean Marryat-(hear, hear)-who passed away a short time ago. I feel proud of the dis- tinction tnat has been accorded me by be- ing asked to unveil this statue to-day, and I feel honored because of the position I hold among you. Were it not for the accident that the appointment was already given away to that gallant sailor, Captain Hindmarsh-aftei wards Governor Hindmarsh-the ceremony

to-day would b*e the unveiling^ of a statue

of Colonel Light, the first Governor of South Australia. (Cheers.) As founder of Adelaide, his name wDl live from géné- ration to generation, and never be forgot- ten. (Lcud cheers.)

« The Statue- Unveiled.

The large assemblage then rose and uncovered their heads.

HisExcellency, removing the veil from the statue, said-"In the name.of the King and on behalf of the State of South ,Aus tralia, I unveil this statue of the founder of Adelaide."

The Governor called for cheers for the King, Colonel Light, and Adelaide, and the response was loud an'd enthusiastic.

At the instance of Sir Samuel Way cheers were also given for the Governor. .

His Excellency, addressing the Mayor, concluded by saying-"I ask you to accept this statue, and keep it in the safe care of the Corporation of the city of A«ielaide for ever." (Cheers.)

The Mayor, on behalf of the citizens, ac- cepted the statue. ,

Thanking the Committee.

The Premier moved a vote of thanks to the Colonel Light Memorial Committee for having tarried out the work entrusted t£them. He understood the executive com- mittee consisted of the Mayor, Councillor Bonython, the Superintendent of Public Buildings (Mr. C. Owen Smyth), Mr. R. K. Thomas, and Mr. H. P. Gill, and that the other members of the committee were Sir E. T. Smith /Aldermen Downs, Johnson, and Wells, Councillors Baker, Myers, Pul- len, and Sellar, the Under-Secretary (Mr. L. H. Sholl), the Hon. J. Lewis, and the town clerk (Mr. T. G. Ellery), who acted as secretary. Their warmest thanks were

due to the committee for the admirable. manner m which they had carried out their

onerous duties. They "bad done splendidly ¡ with the money* at their disposal-an amount of £2,000, half of which was a sub- sidy from the Government, £500 from the

City Corporation, an'd the balance from pri- [ vate subscriptions. With that the cbm-1 mittee first erected a monument in Light square, and with the balance of the money tbey had erected the statue in the centre of

the city. They had pleasure in expressing I to the committee their appreciation of their labors and entire satisfaction with their work. They w«îre there that day to de-

clare without a dissentient voice Jill honor '.

to Colonel Light. , That he deserved all the j honor they could give him was clearly mani- fest from the history of the city. The letter of instructions from the Commis-

sioners, dated March 9, 1836, showed how ' I completely the responsibility of selecting the site for the city was left to .Colonel Light.

Paragraph 15 read-"Although the Commis- sioners leave the deci^on of this important question entirely, in your hands, it is Uicir desire that should his Excellency the Go vemor arrive sufficiently early in Uic colonr you will rnnfer willi him on the .subject, an,| pay duo regard to his opinion and sug- gestion«, without however yielding to any influence -which will have the ..iïc'ct of divcsLitig you in any wjy of the whole ic sponsibility of the decision. 'Hie Commis-

sioners think they; may also assist you In- stating the grounds on which they eoncuivo your decision ought lo rest. The Commissioners ¡ire of opinion that the best site for the first town will be that which combines in ihc highest dcgic« the following advantages:-'1. A commodious harbor, safe and accessible at all seasons of the year. 2. A considerable tract of fer- tile rand immediately adjoining. 3. An abundant supply of fresh ««ter. 4. Facili- ties for internal communication. 5. Facili- ties »for communication with other parts. 6. Distance from the limits of the colony QB a means of avoiding interference frpm % itb out in the* principle of colonisation. 7. The neighborhood ol' extensive sheep-wulks.' The above are of primary importance. '8. A supply of building materials, a.s timber, stone, or brick, earth, and lime. 9. Facili- ties for drainage. 10. Coal.' " How fully and completely the city of Adelaide com- bined all these advantages, except coal, everyone there was prepared to testify. To use Colonel Light's own words, "The geo- graphical, position of the present site tan not be disputed, except by those who arc determined to find fault and raise clamor from motives too contemptible to tk'nk of. The greater quantity of good land, good sheep-walks, good fresh water, a good harbor, best line of communication with the Murray, and the frequent s h owen we saw on the Mount Lofty Range, even in the months of November and December, gave me certain proof that here we stood in no fear of these droughts so much complained of in New Holland-these wÄe my reasons for selecting this spot~as the best that could be found. This will, I am sure, be one of the finest plains in the world." Colonel Light went on to, say: - "Deeply feeling the importance of the trust imposed upon me by the Commis- sioners when they confided solely to me the task of selecting a site for the capital of this province; and feeling yet more the fact that the well-being of thousands Io now connected with, and may, in a great measure, depend, upon the correctness of the decision I then made, I am anxious, if possible, to convince the Commissioners and the public that; I endeavored scrupu- lously to do my duty, and that my ' exer- tions have been conscientiously directed to the. good of the colony." Colonel Light was a brave soldier who won distinction under Wellington. They would, he was sure, agree with him that "Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war,", and that his selection of the site of the City of Adelaide was a brilliant victory of genius; its development into beautiful Adelaide a victory of peace, which conferred as much-if not more-honor than his dis- tinguished military services ,on. the Penin- sula. The correspondence of the time wis generally very adverse to Colonel Light's selection of the site for Adelaide. The dis-

tance from the sea was urged as a fatal ob- jection. The cry was raised, "Bring the ship to our doors." One letter, emanating from high quarters, said, "Adelaide may be chosen, we may erect houses, and commence canals to'connect it with the sea, and some fine morning may bring us the news that al Encounter Bay, or Boston Bay, or at Point Drummond, or in Spencer's Gulf a splendid haibor, with abundance of fine land, has been discovered. What then becomes of Adelaide?" Colonel Light's reply was: "In my opinion, neither the fineness of the morning, nor such a discovery, would affect the increase and prosperity of the present site." And in reply to the further ques- tion-"Will its being the seat of Govern- ment save it?"-the gallant colonel's answer was, "Most certainly, with the ad- vantages it possesses, and provided the Go- vernment is good." If Colonel Light could rise from his grave he would say that Ade- laide was now certainly the success he fore- saw, as every aspiration of his -even that referring to the Government - was abundantly satisfied. There could be no more fitting date tor the unveiling of this statue than November 27, for it was exactly 70 years ago that Colonel Light practically decided-notwith- standing all opposition-to adopt the pre 'sent site for the City of Adelaide. On November 24,1836, Colonel Light went from the Port River to Holdfast Bay, and there received a most favorable report from Mr. Kingston on the country on the Adelaide Plains,' and having already, from his own personal examination, almost made up his mind to fix the site where it now was, "b4 came to the definite conclusion on NoVeih1 ber 25, 70 years ago, that "this shouIdybe the capital town of South Australian It was only right that they should remember that he received yeoman- service from Mr. Kingston, the assistant Surveyor-General, afterwards Sir George Kingston, the father of the Right Honorable C. C. Kingston, from Mr. B. T. Knniss, who was Assistant Surveyor, and whose son he was pleased to see there that day. Colonel Light also mentioned the names of Mr. Neale, an as- sistant surveyor, as assisting in the city survey, and there were two other

assistant surveyors, Mc««T. Hardy anr Cannan. Novemlicr should «rvcr be re incmbcrcd ae "'i rcd-lcttcr «lay in the Iris tory'ii South Aunírali.i. It was in almost liiccibclv .such a Novetubcr at. they had hail tliiH year Uuit Cnlonet Light, by s stroke of genius, pik-hol upon uboolntelj the best upai in South Australia for its capital. Singularly enough, he was some what guided in his «.'lection by the fact that from November 11 to Ntwcmber 2C there WHS a siicecsskm of galios and thun- derstorms, fuul he recorded in his diary hif Kurprfce and delight, at finding such wintrj weather at this time of the y«?ar. The actual pegging-out of the street* and allot- ments wa« commenced on January 11, was completed on March 10, and on Mareil 93, 1837. the pureliascrs took possession of theil block.»-. There were no doubt present with them that day many old colonists and their cons and daughters, who could readily feel the greatest pri«lc and satisfaction at this recognition, tardy though it had been, of Colonel Light, and his splendid service to South Australia, in the honor of which, in a secondary degree, perhaps, PO many of them deserved to filiare. He had much pleasure in moving "That our very hearty and best thanks arc given to the committee for so successfully and so satisfactorily carrying out the work entrusted to them."

Mr. Joseph Fiehm- bad great pleasure in seconding the motion. It was fitting that he should take part in the proceedings, be- cause he had seen Colonel Light. (Voices -"»So have I.") He was one of the few left who saw {he funeral of the colonel in the middle of the scpaare that bore Colonel Light's.name, and he was also present at the laying of the foundation-stone and the unveiling of the old monument. Another reason why it was appropriate that he should be there was that he served on the first committee formed, to bring about the present statue, and he had acted as joint treasurer with Mr. F. W. Bullock after the death of Sir Henry Ayers. The committee tried for years to get the Goviîrnment and the City Council to produce their promised contributions to enable them to secure the statue. Year after year they tried with- out result, and then with Mr. Bullock he threw up the sponge and handel over the affaire to the committee who had brought the scheme to a successful issue. The site selected by Colonel Light was a wonderful instance of foresight, almost amounting to inspiration, because the work was performed under great difficulties, as the plains were all covered with' trees, at that time. . If Colonel Light could now see th°. fine city, with its magnificent streets and buildings, he would be lost in admiration. He would like to remind them that there were other colonists whose eminent services were de- serving of recognition, and in the forefront of these ranks were the names of the late Sir E. R. .Torrens, the originator of the Beal Property Act, and Mr. Ridley, the in- ventor of the reaping machine, whose work had been of inretimable value to the State.

Sir S: J. Way said Adelaide was nowin possession of a statue of its founder, which those present who knew him in the flesh could testify was a lifelike presentment of the man, and it was equally successful as a work of art. He thought they ought to carry a vote of thanks to the Mayor and members of the committee for the good work they had done.

The suggestion was given effect to with

cheers.

Mr. R. Kyffin Thomas, in acknowledging the vote of thanks on behalf of the execu- tive committee, said he and his colleagues felt amply rewarded for their labors by the knowledge that they had been the means of enabling the city to possess such a noble monument. The present committee could not take the whole- of the credit, as they bad been preceded by others, who had worked hard and collijcted a large amount

of money.

At the instance of the Governor, cheers were given for the King, the sculptor (ïir. Birnie Rhind), and the Mayor, and at the suggestion of the Chief Justiere cheers were given for the Governor.

His Excellency returned thanks and asked for a half-holiday for the boys who had formed the guard of honor. »

The proceedings then terminated. i .

The Pioneers Invited.  

The following is a list of the pioneers who arrived in the State before the year 1845 who were invited, and most of them were present:— Mr. Witherick, Waymouth- street, in State prior to 1845; Mrs. Greer, 71, Hurtle-square, born in State prior to 1845; Mr. Richard Parkyn, 138, Wright street, arrived in 1839 in Cleveland; Mrs. H. Mantegani, Archer-street, North Ade- laide, arrived in 1836 in Africaine; Richard Martin, Payneham, arrived in 1840 in   Lysander; Mrs. Millicent Rone, Payneham, arrived in 1844 in Canton; Mrs. J. Smith, Fulham, arrived in 1840; Mr. W. J. S. Stacy, Mount Lofty station post-office, ar- rived in 1839 in Anna Robinson; Mrs. W. J. S. Stacy, Mount Lofty station post- office, arrived in 1840; Thomas Peirce, 18, Blackburn-street, arrived in 1839 in Singapore; Mr. Thomas Neill, Fitzroy, arrived in   1839 in Recovery; Mrs. Thomas Neill, Fitzroy, arrived in 1840 in Charles Kerr; David Nock, Glenelg, arrived in 1841; Mr. George Goldsack, Hutt-street, arrived in 1844; Mr. W. Douglas, Salisbury, Mrs. McNicol, sen., Salisbury, and Mrs. Grant, Buxton-street, North Adelaide, arrived in

1838 in Pestongee Bomangee; Mrs. George Goldsack, Hutt-streef, born in State in 1841; Mrs. Lydia Cross, Parkside South, arrived in 1838 in Royal Admiral; Mr. J. Chittleborough, Hindmarsh, arrived in 1836; Thomas Day, Keswick, arrived in 1840; Mrs. Emma Brown, Hindmarsh, ar- rived in 1837; James Beames, arrived in 1840 in Fairlie; Henry Edwards, Unley road, arrived in 1839 in Delhi; Mr. W. M. Edge, Norwood, arrived in 1839 in Duchess of Northumberland; John R. Chapman, sen., Prospect, arrived in 1838 in Pharsee; Mr. George R. Hughes, North Unley, arrived in 1840; Mrs. Susan Andrews, Norwood, arrived in 1845 in Canton; John Shepherd, Goodwood, arrived in 1843 in Francis Spaight; Mr. R. H. H. Brown, Kent Town, arrived in 1841; Mr. S. J. Swann, Salisbury, arrived in 1844 in Joseph Albino; Mr. and Mrs. William Burford, Glenelg, born in South Australia prior to 1845; Mr. William Biggs, Bowden, arrived in 1839 in Resource; Mrs. J. V. Backhouse, Fitzroy, arrived in 1840 in Fairfield; Mr. Henry Hamp, Semaphore, arrived in 1838 in Duke Roxburgh; Mr. J. J. Earle, Payneham, born in South Australia prior to 1845; Mrs. R. Norman, New Thebarton, arrived in 1837 in Navarino; Mrs. Phoebe Greig, Crystal Brook, born in South Australia in 1841; Mr. H. Burford, Yacka, born in South Australia in 1843; Mr. W. Pedler, Salisbury, arrived in 1838 in Royal Admiral; Mr. W. A. Du Rieu, Semaphore, arrived in 1839 in Planter; Mr. T. G. Haddrick. Glenelg, arrived in 1839 in Resource; Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, North-East-road, in State in 1845; Mrs. S. E. Graham, Pennington-terrace, in State in 1845; Mrs. C. Stace, Finniss-street, in State in 1845; Mrs. E. Barlow, Parkside, arrived in 1840 in Eliza; Mr. William Latta, sen., Norwood, arrived in 1839; Mrs. Wil- liam Latta, Norwood, arrived in 1840; Mr. Robert Forrester, James-street, arrived in 1840 in Dauntless; Mrs. Margaret Patterson Graham, Strathalbyn, arrived in 1840 in Dauntless; Mrs. S. J. Walton, Walkerville, arrived in 1838 in Henry Porcher; Mr. Robert Tomkins, Bowden, arrived in 1838 in Eden; Mrs. Martha Kingsley, Nails- worth, arrived in 1839 in Bucking- hamshire; Mr. H. Wilkins, Parkside, born in South Australia in 1837; Mrs. Hyde, Port Adelaide, in State in 1840; Mr. Arthur Hardy, Glenelg, arrived in 1839; Mrs. S. H. Stephens, Norwood, arrived in 1840 in Java; Mr. G. F. Sparshott, Welling- ton-square, born in South Australia, 1840; Mr. George E. Roberts, Grote-street, born in South Australia, 1843; Mrs. George E. Roberts, Grote-street, born in South Aus- tralia, 1842; Mrs. M. A. Stratton, North Unley, arrived in 1839; Mrs. John Hill, Prospect, arrived in 1840 in Lysander; Miss Hancock, Prospect, arriyed in 1840 in Lysander; Mrs. George Cooper, Plympton, born in Smith Australia in 1842; Mrs. Joan Kernot, Magill, arrived in 1841 in the Siam; Mrs. Hosken, Clarence Park, arrived in 1836 in Buffalo; Mr. Hugh McCallum, Ful- larton, born in South Australia in 1841;   Mr. D. Wickham, Parkside, arrived in 1836 in African; D. H. H. Weir, Adelaide, ar- rived in 1839 in Prince Regent; Mrs. E. Wadmore, Marryatville, arrived in 1840 in Fairfield; Mr. B. Chaston, Southwark, ar- rived in 1838 in Eden; Mr. G. W. Hill, Salisbury, arrived in 1839; Mr. Johnson   Jeffries, Salisbury, arrived in 1840; Mrs. Mary Nimmo, Carrington-street, born in State prior to 1845; Mrs. E. Lazar, Wright-street, arrived in 1839 in Buckinghamshire; Misses Mary and Elizabeth Peirce, Elgin, arrived in 1839 in Singapore: Mrs. W. Hewish, Field-street, born in State in 1844; Mr. A. M. Wooldridge, Hyde Park, born in State prior to 1845; Mr. J. N. Perry, Pirie-street, arrived in 1839 in Asia; Mr. R. Perry St Peters, born in State in 1842; Mr. C. Pratt, Flinders-street, arrived in 1838 in D'Auvern; Mrs. E. Putland, Nor-   wood, arrived in 1840 in Eliza; Mr. H. Crabb, O'Connell-strest, North Ade- laide, arrived in 1840 in Java; Mr. John Burgess, Magill, arrived in 1840 in Fairleay;   Mr. N. T. Morris, Kapunda, arrived in 1836 in Buffalo; Mr. T. Wiggins, Salisbury, ar- rived in 1837; Mr. Joseph Smith, Stockport, arrived in 1839 in Singapore; Mrs. Joseph Smith, Stockport, arrived in 1839 in Duchess of Northumberland; Mrs. G. Vincent, Nor- wood, arrived in 1840 in Royal Admiral; Mrs. E. Winzer, Norwood, arrived in 1840 in Royal Admiral; Mr. J. Austin, Sturt- street, arrived in 1839 in Buckinghamshire; Mr. J. Battersby, West Hindmarsh, ar- rived in 1838 in Prince George; Mr. J. B. Stodart, New Parkside, arrived in 1839 in Palmarra; Mr. C. F. Folland, sen., Enfield, in State prior to 1845; Mrs. Ellen Williams, Enfield, born in South Australia in   1840; Mrs. S. L. Phillips, Melbourne- street, arrived in 1839 in Singapore; Mr. J. S. Anthony, Malvern, bom in State in 1841; Mr. W. H. Holmes, Henley Beach, arrived in 1839; Mr. George Fishlock, Oak- bank, arrived in 1839 in Hoogley; Mr. John Yeates, Oakbank, arrived in 1854 in Lord Raglan; Mr. Charles Smith, Oakbank, ar- rived in 1843 in The Mariner; Mr. H. B. Wickham, Woodville, arrived in 1840; Mrs. Margaret Aughey, Hutt-street, arrived in 1837 in Navarino; Edward Macklin, Darlington, arrived in   1840 in Lysander; J. P. Swann, Salisbury, arrived in 1844 in Joseph Albino; Mrs. G. Ragless, sen., Edwardstown, arrived in 1844 in Joseph Albino; Mrs. D. Kekwick, sen., North-Adelaide, arrived in 1841 in Cygnet; William D. Bottomley, Croydon, in State

prior to 1845; Mrs. Alice Bottomley, Croy-   don, in State prior to 1845; Thomas Cragen,

Grange, in State prior to 1845; T. J. S. O'Halloran, Childers-street, North Ade- laide; arrived in 1838 in Ragasthan; John Ottaway, sen., Birkenhead, arrived in 1838; William Hay, Frederick-place, North Ade- laide, arrived in 1838; Mrs. G. T. Eardley, Hindmarsh, arrived in 1839 in Moffat; W. L. Beare, Glenelg, arrived in 1838 in Duke of York; George Scrymgour, Adelaide, ar- rived in 1838 in Ganges; P. F. Laffer, Black- wood, arrived in 1840 in Morley; Peter Whitington, Audit Office, in State in 1845; G. G. Breaker, Unley, arrived in 1836 in Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. J. Fox Mellor, Ful- lam, born in South Australia in 1841; Henry Marpas, Willunga, arrived in 1840 in Lysander; W. H. Ayliffe, Brighton, born in 1844; Mrs. George Foreman, man, Southwark, arrived in 1839; Mrs. G. Mugg, Goodwood, arrived in 1837 in John Renwick; Miss Rogers, Magill, ar- rived in 1839 in Platina; Robert Hall, Ade- laide, born in 1842; Edward Hall, Adelaide, arrived in 1840 in Baboo; Mrs. E. M. Edwards, Wayville, born in 1842; Mrs. M. A.   Childs, Parkside, arrived in 1840 in Fairlie; Charles Drummond, Kent Town, arrived   in 1839 in Sir Charles Forbes; J. B. Adamson,   Unley, arrived in 1839 in Recovery; C. P. Stow, Prospect, arrived in 1837 in Hartley; Mrs. F. E. Abbott, Kensington, arrived in 1840 in Rajahstan; Mrs. E. S. Green, North Adelaide, arrived in 1845; T. Cornish, St.   Peters, arrived in 1840 in Brightman; Mrs. J. W. Wilder, Franklin-street, arrived in 1839 in Ganges; F. Frost, Adelaide, arrived in 1839 in Asia; Mrs. McLachlan, Port Ade- laide, arrived in 1842; W. Newland, Wood- ville, arrived in 1839 in Sir Charles Forbes; Mrs. C. Opie, Little Adelaide, arrived in 1839 in Surge; Mr. W. G. C. Cole, Grange, arrived in 1839 in Lysander; H. Shearing, Marion, arrived in 1839 in Buckingham- shire; John Minchin, Eastwood, born in 1840; Mr. and Mrs. James Fox Mellor, North Adelaide, born in 1841; Mrs. Grif- fiths and Mrs. Smith, Adelaide; ar- rived in 1839; Charles B. Powell, Coromandel Valley, born in 1840; Mrs. B. Sanders, Mount Barker, arrived in 1845; Mr. B. Sanders, Mount Barker, arrived in 1844; W. S. C. Collins, Maylands, arrived in 1837; Mrs. S. A. Willoughby, Churchill- street, born in 1836.

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