Osmond Gilles: Colonial Treasurer and Businessman, Pastoralist and Philanthropist

Monday 15 February 2021

Osmond Gilles: Colonial Treasurer and Businessman, Pastoralist and Philanthropist

Presented by Anne and Ross Both

Did you know the first Treasurer of the Colony of South Australia loaned the government money to stop it going bankrupt?

The presentation will outline Osmond Gilles’ contribution to the establishment of South Australia, both as Colonial Treasurer and as a private citizen, and will also summarise the project to restore his grave site at the West Terrace Cemetery.

 

Please note:  due to the COVID-Safe limit on numbers in the hall, please book for the meeting by phoning 04 388 388 94 or email burnsidehistorysoc@gmail.com

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Osmond Gilles: Colonial Treasurer and Businessman, Pastoralist and Philanthropist

Presented by Anne and Ross Both

Did you know the first Treasurer of the Colony of South Australia loaned the government money to stop it going…

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