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  • During the 1870’s a new generation of immigrants and second generation South Australians  became worker-commuters that were serviced by the horse-drawn trams. In Burnside, Eastwood and Beulah Park  population trebled, hence offering attractive investments for small capitalists as they saw an opportunity to build rental cottages for the new comers.
Hence we are brought to the street map before us compiled by Robert Frearson in the 1880’s.

Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide South Australia


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'Plan of the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide’

Compiled & Published by Robert S. Frearson Alfred Chambers, Currie Street, Adelaide

Showing the new allotments in “Norwood, Kensington, Kent Town, Stepney, St. Peter’s, Maylands, Eastwood, Hackney, Burnside, Magill, Murray Park, Corryton Park, Roslyn Park, Knightsbridge, Marryatville, Toorak., Leabrook, Rose Park, Victoria Park, Kensington Gardens, Evansdale and Holmesdale” . Some of these names no longer survive except as street tags or titles on civic halls.

 Colonel Light’s Survey team had laid out the City of Adelaide by March 1837 and then moved outside the parklands into the ‘county sections’ in 1838. The land had sold slowly so the Commissioners in London made adjustments in allotment sizes, becoming 134 acres, and also lower price per acre. This was the subsequent size in the later districts to the east. We suspect much of this plan is speculation on Frearson's behalf...

Archival limited edition 300 with certificate.

Image size 93.5 x 72.5cm



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  1. Indeed Indeed "Slice of London in the Antipodes"! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2012

    Fantastic! We have Kensington, then Knightsbridge...couldn't get more "London" if you tried...Ha!



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