Light Colonel William

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Type of person Individual



Principal occupation Surveyor of Gawler


After Gawler was surveyed in 1839, Col. William Light died on 6th October 1839 at the age of 54, from his contracting tuberculosis. Robert Haysom research says that Light left debts of 620 pounds. Light was buried in Light Square in a lead coffin. Gov. Gawler allocated 100 pounds towards a memorial for Light and closed all government offices on 10th October, the day of Light's funeral.

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Light Colonel self portrait
Light Colonel self portrait
1839 -  in the beginning
1839 - in the beginning
Gawler
Gawler
Gawler
Gawler
Finniss
Finniss
Original Land Holders of Gawler Special Survey
Original Land Holders of Gawler Special Survey
grave of Col Light's father Francis Light taken by Glen Williams 11Sep2013 Protestant British Cemetery Northam Road George Town Penang Malaysia
grave of Col Light's father Francis Light taken by Glen Williams 11Sep2013 Protestant British Cemetery Northam Road George Town Penang Malaysia


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