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Northern Territory - Concept

Colony of South Australia (1834 - 1901)


The Colony of South Australia was created by the South Australia Act (also known as the Foundation Act) of 1834, passed by the British Government. When the Commonwealth of Australia was inaugurated on 1 January 1901, it became the State of South Australia. From 1863 until 1911, the Colony (and later the State) of South Australia had control of what was known as the Northern Territory of South Australia.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'South Australia documents', in Documenting a Democracy, National Archives of Australia, 2011,

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill