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Type: Thesis
Title: The creation of the Torrens : a history of Adelaide’s river to 1881
Other Titles: History of Adelaide’s river to 1881
Author: Clarke, Sharyn Beth
Issue Date: 2005
School/Discipline: School of History and Politics
Abstract: This thesis examines the destruction of the Torrens River as a natural river ecology and its recreation as an artificial one. The fragile watercourse was transformed in the nineteenth century into an artificial lake on a European scale. The author presents the reasons behind the changes which took place, covering both physical changes and society’s altering conceptions of the river. The period of study ranges from the Kaurna people’s life, which adapted around the river they called Karrawirraparri, to the damming of the river in 1881.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Adelaide, School of History and Politics, 2005
Keywords: Torrens, River (S. Aust.) History 19th century; Torrens, River (S. Aust.) Environmental aspects; Adelaide (S. Aust.) History 1836-1900; Adelaide (S. Aust.) Economic conditions 19th century
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