From Teetulpa to the Tanami: around South Australia’s goldfields 1882-1911 with Lionel Gee SM

Monday 16 October 2017

From Teetulpa to the Tanami: around South Australia’s goldfields 1882-1911 with Lionel Gee SM

Presented by Judy Fander

Now largely forgotten, Lionel C E Gee SM was for many years one of Adelaide’s prominent citizens, and a Burnside identity. What were his unique achievements? A surveyor under G W Goyder, Gee became Deputy Ward to Bedford Hack in the Goldfields Office in 1882. In 1896 joined the Mines Department, where he remained Gold Warden until 1911. A period as Chief Registrar and Recorder followed until his retirement in 1924 after 54 years of public service. He left a unique record of life on the goldfields.

Since retirement from the SA Education Department Judy Fander has become interested in writing in a variety of forms. Currently researching Lionel Gee with the aim of publishing a biography, Judy’s previous publications include The Mineral Detective, a biography of Hans Fander, and an essay in the collection Growing up in Adelaide in the 1950s, edited by Susan Blackburn.

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From Teetulpa to the Tanami: around South Australia’s goldfields 1882-1911 with Lionel Gee SM

Presented by Judy Fander

Now largely forgotten, Lionel C E Gee SM was for many years one of Adelaide’s prominent citizens, and a Burnside…

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