Charles Campbell’s backyard – then and now

Monday 16 September 2013

Charles Campbell’s backyard – then and now

Presented by Jim Everett

Charles Campbell was born on the Isle of Skye and in 1821 his family migrated to Sydney. He arrived in Adelaide in 1838 after joining Joseph Hawdon’s overland party, the first to bring cattle to South Australia from the eastern states. In 1842 he purchased 160 acres of fertile land adjacent to the River Torrens and built a home he called Lochend. In 1849 he subdivided 16 acres into 40 gardening blocks under the name Campbelltown.

Jim Everett has lived in Campbelltown for 42 years and was the foundation President of the Campbelltown Historical Society from 1987-92. He is the author of several published histories, Vice President of the Uniting Church Historical Society and a former Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority.

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Charles Campbell’s backyard – then and now

Presented by Jim Everett

Charles Campbell was born on the Isle of Skye and in 1821 his family migrated to Sydney. He arrived in…

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