Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Colonel William Light

Rare Books Group

Shining light on Light

Glen Woodward

Field Trip to Adelaide Town Hall to discover their treasures relating to Colonel William Light

There are many links between the Society and Colonel William Light, such as plaques to mark the location of Light’s original cottage in Thebarton (instigated by RGSSA members), and other treasures held by the Society, including portraits and other art works, Light’s dumpy level and early maps of the City of Adelaide. But as the first Surveyor-General of the new British province of South Australia, there are even more treasures at the Adelaide Town Hall.

This Field Trip will enable members to hear stories of Colonel Light from Society member Glen Woodward, who is a passionate and experienced guide at the Adelaide Town Hall, with a wealth of knowledge about one of Adelaide’s icons. Please meet from 10.15am onwards in the Town Hall foyer, and wear your RGSSA name badge if you have one. The group will be registered as a whole.

Photo: Courtesy State Library of South Australia

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Date and Time

23 March 2023
10:30 am

Field Trip to Adelaide Town Hall

Members: $FREE
Non members: $10