The sign in desk and area where the Centenary greeting cards could be purchased.
The inaugural display of the historic images exhibition.
This is one of 60 coloured lithographs found in the 1847 edition of 'South Australia Illustrated' by colonial artist George French Angas, together with a descriptive passage for each. The lithograph was created by an unattributed artist from Angas' original painting. The date assigned is assumed to be approximately when the lithographs were created; the original paintings were done in earlier years
Plate 23: Lower falls of Glen Stuart on the Moriatta Rivulet in the hills near Adelaide. Part of the text accompanying the illustration reads '... in Glen Stuart, which is a rocky and romantic pass between the mountains, the beauty of the scenery is enhanced by several waterfalls; the Moriatta rivulet pours its rock-beaten stream through deep hills and over steep chasms of rock, with precipices rising like walls on either side. During its course through Glen Stuart until it reaches the plains, it has three distinct falls, all of which, after rain, are remarkably fine.
The lower fall is represented in the annexed plate, where the swollen stream dashes over a precipice of some seventy feet, descending into a deep pool, from whence if again flows along on its downward mission to the plains. The borders of this stream are in many places choked with the fresh-water tea-tree; the native lilac, and a dwarf species of mimosa are frequent along its banks; a variety of Xantharaea, styled "black-boy" by the settlers, overruns the rocky sides of these hills, usually abounding in the most stony and inaccessible places'
We now know of two species of Xanthorrhoea in Morialta. Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata that is found in dryer locations, it is distinguished by the square cross-section of the leaves, and Xanthorrhoea semiplana which has leaves with a wider, flatter leaf.
Falls of Glen Stuart on the Moriatta Creek Plate 57: Falls of Glen Stuart on the Moriatta Creek. Part of the text accompanying the illustration reads 'The Moriatta Rivulet, during its course through the rocky ravines of Glen Stuart, presents three successive falls .. the accompanying scene represents the Middle or principal Falls ... The 'Dasyurus' or "native cat" of the Colonists is figured in this plate; it is a small marsupial animal, abundant in most districts of South Australia' approximately 1846
The "native cat" referred to in the text above, is known to us now as the Quoll. Interesting that it is referenced as being abundant in most districts of South Australia.
Just this year, the Western Quoll has been re-introduced to the Flinders Ranges: ABC news / Landline article
Publisher: Melbourne : Ebenezer and David Syme, Wood engraving published in The Australian news for home readers.
Source: State Library of South Australia B 2421
also State Library of Victoria
Wood engraving; 35.1 cm x 25.1 cm
Sketch of Morialta Falls from a newspaper. It is dated between 1862 and 1865, because printed matter on the back refers to the International Exhibition of 1862 in the past tense, and to a recent adventure of Ben Hall, the bushranger, who was killed in 1865
[i.e. Morialta] estate, the seat of C.D.E. Fortnum [picture] / George French Angas.
Angas, George French, 1822-1886.
Date circa. 1853.
watercolour; 35.6 x 22.5 cm.
Source: National Library of Australia
Identifiernla.pic-an2879045 Bib idvn839681 Call number: PIC Solander Box A17 #R6566
Jose Calvo Collection.
Subject: Morialta Falls (S. Aust.) -- Pictorial works.
Other authors Angas, George French, 1822-1886.
Photograph (b&w print); 15.8 cm x 21.2 cm
The seventy-fifth of 90 photographs in volume one of an album.
Baker's Waterfall at Morialta Falls
Subject: Waterfalls -- South Australia -- Morialta
Morialta Falls (S.A.)
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