Gawler Thematic History - Selected Bibliography

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Selected Bibliography

Primary Sources Manuscripts and Archival Material Maps

Arrowsmith, John. Map shewing the special surveys in South Australia, to the eastward of the Gulf of St. Vincent, from Lat. 33.° to 35.° 40'S from documents in the Survey Office, Adelaide, London: Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 1841. Accessed online. 1 October 2019

Bassett (Gawler). C. Warren, Surveyor, Gawler, 1858.

Gawler Corporation [cartographic material]. 1874.

Murray and Reid Murray & Reid's special survey on the Gawler. [Murray & Reid], Adelaide, (S. Aust.),1840.

Plan of part of Gawler East [cartographic material] / signed Geo Warren. 1873.

Plan of part of Gawler Town [cartographic material] / signed Francis Duval. Undated.

Plan of Gawler Town South being Section no. 3 in the Gawler Special Survey [cartographic material]/ by J.C. Presgrave. 1858.

Plan of Gawlertown: drawn in accordance with original survey, 1865. , 1980.

Plan of Willaston.,1850.

Plan of the township of Bassett, Section no.8, Gawler Special Survey [cartographic material] 1858.

Peirce, T Plan of Gawler South Australia. no. 1. [Adelaide, S. Aust.], 1886.

Peirce, T [Plan of Gawler South Australia]. no. 2. [Adelaide, S. Aust.], 1886.

Peirce, T Plan of Gawler South Australia. no. 3. [Adelaide, S. Aust.], 1886.

Peirce, T Plan of Gawler South Australia. no. 4. [Adelaide, S. Aust.], 1886.

Warren, George Plan of Gawlertown and its suburban townships. , 1980.

Warren, George and Burden & Bonython (Adelaide, S.A.) Plan of Olive Hill, Gawler showing allotments marked out for sale : part sections nos. 6 and 7 Hundred of Nuriootpa. [s.n.], Adelaide, 1891.

Warren, G, Wilkinson, J. C and Penman & Galbraith Plan of Gulf View, Gawler : the southern portion of section no. 6, Hundred of Nuriootpa. Penman & Galbraith, Lith, Adelaide, S. Aust, 1876.

Wilkinson, J. C Plan showing allotments in Bassett Town : to be sold at the Commercial Hotel,

Gawler, by J.C. Wilkinson, on Thursday, April 17th, 1873. s.n.], [Adelaide, S. Aust.., 1873.

Wilkinson, J. C and Penman & Galbraith Plan of the subdivision of Allotments Nos. 390, 391, 408,

409, Gawler East : to be sold by Public Auction by J.C. Wilkinson, at the Old Spot Hotel, Monday, December 8th, 1884, at 8 p.m. Penman & Galbraith, Litho, Adelaide, S. Aust, 1884.


Barnet, W. A General and Commercial Directory for Gawler & Surrounding Districts : Comprising Correct Lists of the Corporation and Public Offices in Gawler; Also the District Councils of Barossa East & West, Mudla Wirra, Munno Para East & West, and Mount Crawford : to Which Is Added a Short Sketch of the Rise and Progress of Gawler, and a Mass of General & Statistical Information Collected from the Census Returns of the Present Year. Gawler (S. Aust.): 1860,, Accessed 30 Sept. 2019.

Burgess, H.T. (ed.) The Cyclopedia of South Australia. The Cyclopedia Company, Adelaide, 1909. Coombe, E. H. (Ephraim Henry) and Gawler Institute History of Gawler, 1837-1908. Gawler Institute, Gawler [S. Aust.], 1910.

Loyau, George E. (George Ettienne) The Gawler handbook : a record of the rise and progress of that important town, to which are added memoirs of McKinlay the explorer and Dr. Nott. Goodfellow & Hele, Adelaide, 1880.

Whitelock, Derek and Gawler (S.A.). Corporation Gawler, Colonel Light's country town : a history of Gawler and its region - The Hills, the Plains and the Barossa Valley. Corporation of the Town of Gawler, Gawler, South Australia, 1989.

Secondary Sources


Freeland, J.M. Architecture in Australia: A History. Pelican Books, Melbourne, 1982. The Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance (The Burra Charter). Icomos Australia, Sydney, 1981.

Page, M. Sculptors in Space - South Australian Architects 1836-1 986. Royal Australian Institute of Architects (South Australian Chapter), Adelaide, 1986.


Lewis, M. ‘The Analysis of Buildings.’ Historic Environment. Vol. 3., No. 1., 1983. Published Reports and Theses

Australian Heritage Commission, Australian Historic themes; A framework for use in heritage assessment and management, The Commission, Canberra, 2001.

Australian Heritage Commission, Australian Historic Themes; Key, The Commission, Canberra, 2001.

Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Gawler (CT) Development Plan, 2019. 236pp.

Marsden, Susan with John Dallwitz, The Lower North of South Australia; A Short History, South Australian Department of Environment & Planning, Adelaide, 1983.

Thomas, Phillip V., An Annotated Bibliography of Historical, Technical and Scientific Sources in Seven Volumes, Corporation of the Town of Gawler, 1997.

SMEC, Gawler Urban Rivers Master Plan, Town of Gawler, April 2013.

Unpublished Reports and Theses

Danvers Architects, Gawler Heritage Survey, Corporation of the Town of Gawler, Adelaide, South Australia, 1998.

Gervaise & Associates with McDougall & Vines, Murray Street Main Street Study, Corporation of the Town of Gawler, July 1989.

Hignett & Company, Gawler Heritage Study Stage 1 , Corporation of the Town of Gawler, Adelaide, South Australia, December 1981.

Online Resources


This report has been prepared by the following people:

• Nancy Cromar (Flightpath Architects)

• Deborah Morgan (Flightpath Architects)

• Kate Paterson (Flightpath Architects)

• Douglas Alexander (Flightpath Architects)

The study team would like to acknowledge the assistance of the following people:

• David Petruzzella (Strategic Planner; Town of Gawler)

• Jacinta Weiss (Cultural Heritage Centre Coordinator; Town of Gawler)

• Jane Strange (Senior Development and Strategic Policy Officer; Town of Gawler)

Gawler History Team thanks: Flightpath Architects, Ryan Viney and the Town of Gawler for allowing us access to this important document of Gawler History.

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