Leaving Britain & Establishing South Australia

The first of two nineteenth century galleries gives visitors a sense of what it was like for British settlers packing up and leaving home, making the journey to South Australia, and the first steps towards building a new colony. Among the varied foundation objects on display are personal items brought to South Australia in 1836, Colonel Light’s surveying chain and Charles Sturt’s paintbox. The story of the impact these arrivals had on the original inhabitants of what is now South Australia continues as visitors make their way through the galleries. There are also hidden treasures for young (and young at heart) visitors to discover.