Samuel Grau Hübbe and the South Australian Stock Route Expedition

7:30 pm Monday 18 March 2019

Samuel Grau Hübbe and the South Australian Stock Route Expedition

Presented by Andrew Peake

Samuel Hübbe (1848-1900) had an adventurous life which included employment on the construction of the Overland Telegraph in 1870-72 and later as an inspector of outback properties with the Surveyor General’s Department. In 1895 he was selected to lead an overland expedition to determine whether it was feasible to open a cattle stock route from Oodnadatta, across the north of South Australia and south to Coolgardie in Western Australia where the miners were desperate for fresh meat.

Andrew Peake has had a long interest in history and is a founding member of the Burnside Historical Society. He published his first family history in 1972 and since then he has published widely in the fields of local and family history. In 1973 with the then Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide (Dr TT Reed) he founded the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society. His best known (and recently republished) book is Sources for South Australian History.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.


Coralie Soward Hall, Burnside Community Centre (adjacent Burnside Library)

401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

Enter car park from Fisher Street, off Portrush Road

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