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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
Long: 138.191088
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Approx. Event Start Date:September-1836
Approx. Event End Date:September-1836


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th February, 1928
Source: MA, SAM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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