Edward Mead Bagot. ‘We ne’er shall look upon his like again’

Monday 15 June 2015

Edward Mead Bagot. ‘We ne’er shall look upon his like again’

Presented by Sally Hopton

A native of County Clare in Ireland, Edward Meade (Ned) Bagot migrated to South Australia with his father in 1840. Soon after his arrival he became involved in copper mining at Kapunda, but his business interests subsequently turned to pastoralism and in 1860 he set up a stock and station business at Kapunda. In 1870 he won the contract for construction of the southern portion of the Overland Telegraph Line. A well- known and widely respected identity in colonial South Australia, he died in mysterious circumstances in 1886.

Sally Hopton is the great granddaughter of Ned Bagot. Surprisingly, given his social and business prominence, not a lot had been written about him so with family help Sally started collecting material and family stories. Sally has an abiding interest in personal lives and their history and belongs to three historical Societies and the Pioneers Association of South Australia. She is also the Archivist of Girl Guides SA.

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Edward Mead Bagot. ‘We ne’er shall look upon his like again’

Presented by Sally Hopton

A native of County Clare in Ireland, Edward Meade (Ned) Bagot migrated to South Australia with his father in 1840.…

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