The Role of Government in the Formation of Country Towns in South Australia
This article was originally published in Terowie workshop: exploring the history of South Australian country towns (1991). The book was the aim and outcome of a collaboration between Susan Marsden, State Historian at the History Trust of South Australia, and University of Adelaide academic Tony Denholm, whose urban history teaching lacked publications on the development of non-metropolitan towns in Australia. Marsden and Denholm arranged a history workshop at the small town of Terowie in the State’s mid-north. Papers were presented by local, professional and academic historians together with contributions from the people of the district, who were active in preserving and promoting the heritage of their town. Other articles in Terowie workshop prepared by Professional Historians Association (SA) members included Peter Donovan, ‘’The influence of transport on the development of country towns’; Leith MacGillivray, ‘Whisky, wool and wheat – a brief examination of four towns of the lower South East of South Australia’; and Annely Aeuckens, ‘The German towns – the role of industry and commerce’. History SA is thanked for permission to reproduce this work.
Susan Marsden, ‘The role of government in the formation of country towns in South Australia’, AF Denholm, S Marsden and K Round (eds), Terowie workshop: exploring the history of South Australian country towns, University of Adelaide and History Trust of South Australia, Adelaide 1991, pp 38-51.