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South Australian Land Grant]
Province of South Australia. Land Grant under Preliminary Sales in England and Partial Purchase in the Province. Country Section. [A printed document, with manuscript insertions]
1841. Folio (approximately 353 × 232 mm), a single leaf (trimmed from a standard form, a bifolium with the centrefold blank, and the last page merely docketed), now mounted on plain paper (360 × 228 mm), with a small hand-coloured diagram of the block (showing the orientation of the land), and a paper-over-wax impressed seal, signed by George Gawler as Resident Commissioner, 19 January 1841. Other signatories are the Private Secretary, George Hall; the Treasurer, John Alexander Jackson; and Alfred Reynell (brother of John, patriarch of the eponymous wine family). The document has a few horizontal creases where originally folded; the mounted document has been rolled up at some stage, and is a little curled; a short sealed tear to the right edge; a few minor blemishes near the top edge and the bottom portion of the seal, and some light overall fading (these are possibly a legacy from having been framed at some stage), overall, a very presentable example of a very rare colonial document. Land Grant Number 639 is for 'Eighty-two acres numbered "903" in the Provincial Survey', purchased by 'James Warland and George Warland of Adelaide' for the sum of £2. Elizabeth Warburton, in 'The Paddocks Beneath. A History of Burnside from the Beginning' (1981), makes short work of locating the land in question in this leafy suburb about eight kilometres from the Adelaide GPO, and paying the brothers Warland their due. 'There can hardly be a family with deeper roots in Burnside than the Warlands, who settled there in 1838. James Warland (1796-1875), with his brothers from Wimborne in Dorset, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB [Adelaide, SA, Australia]

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