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William Light

(1786—1839) surveyor and founder of Adelaide


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(1784–1838).

Surveyor-General of South Australia, he founded and laid out Adelaide from 1837 on a generous plan with six large squares, the whole development surrounded by a green belt of parkland, the first to be realized on any scale.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)

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