TLF ID M009427
This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' summarises the historical background to the decision to establish a settlement in South Australia. The text explains the roles of the South Australian Association, the South Australian Colonization Commission, the South Australian Company and the British Government in the decision. It outlines Edward Gibbon Wakefield's principles of systematic colonisation. A ship that carried some of the first emigrants is illustrated and there are links to a chronology of events and information about the people and organisations involved.