Colonel William LightPrint Page
A plaque commemorates Colonel William Light who named the district in 1837.
|Address:||Gilbert Street, Lyndoch, 5351|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.601442|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Actual Event STart Date:||13-December-1837|
|Actual Event End Date:||13-December-1837|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 13th December, 1987|
In honour of Colonel William Light 1786 - 1839
Soldier, Artist, first Surveyor-General of South Australia and the Planner of Adelaide, who named this district Lynedoch Vale on 13 December 1837 in memory of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, victorious commander of British troops and the Battle of Barossa against the French in the Peninsular War, Spain, 1811.
"At length, about 5 p.m., we came to a beautiful valley which I named Lynedoch Vale after my much esteemed friend, Lord Lynedoch" - From Light`s diary for Wednesday, 13 December 1837.
Exegi Monumentum Aere Perennius
Erected by the Lyndoch and District Historical Society with the generous support of Adeline Maddox (nee Noske) and her sister Linda Reed, and with the assistance of the District Council of Barossa. Unveiled 13 December 1987