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A cairn commemorates Colonel William Light commemorating his first mainland survey. The cairn includes a replica of the stone inscribed `W L 1836`. (The original stone is on display in the Mortlock Library.)
On Saturday the 92nd anniversary of the appointment of Colonel Light, as the first Surveyor-General of South Australia, the residents unveiled a cairn to commemorate the landing of Light at Rapid Bay. The cairn contains a replica of the stone on which Light carved his initials on that occasion. The present Surveyor-General (Mr. T.E. Day) performed the unveiling.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 7 February 1928.
|Address:||Essington Lewis Drive, Rapid Bay, 5204|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.525467|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Approx. Event Start Date:||September-1836|
|Approx. Event End Date:||September-1836|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 4th February, 1928|