Back on the 6 February 2015 I wrote a post about Thomas Henniker advertising a “cottage for sale”. At that time he appeared to be the owner as he was the contact person regarding interest in the cottage.
[South Australian Advertiser/Thu 6 January 1859/Page 4/Classified Advertisements]
Clearing out old paperwork, I came across a newspaper article I had copied regarding another property for sale, in which Thomas Henniker appears to have been a tenant. (Not an owner when one reads the actual text.).
It is very interesting in regard to the property and landscape and also the area and type of dwelling he and his family were living in, in 1859. I am using the capital letters and layout as much as possible as the advertisement was written at the time.
“On WEDNESDAY, January 12, 1859.
FOR POSITIVE SALE
WICKSTEED BOTTING, TOWNSEND & CO. are instructed to sell by auction, at their MART, on Wednesday January 12 1859 at 12 o’clock.
All that SECTION of LAND, numbered 5309, in the HUNDRED of KANMANTOO, containing 122 acres.
This is a beautiful Section, for the most part good Land, lightly wooded. It is situated not the main road to Kanmantoo, about a mile from NAIRNE. The Section is well fenced (except a small portion of one line), and on the Land is erected an unfinished Stone RESIDENCE intended to contain Eight Rooms, with Verandahs, Cellars &c, &c. There are also a GARDEN AND SHRUBBERY fenced in and planted; Well of Water, &c. On another portion of the Section is a COTTAGE of Stone and Cob now occupied by Thomas Hawthorne; and in the eastern corner of the Section are a 10 Acre Paddock (mostly fenced and ploughed), COTTAGE, GARDEN, and WELL of excellent WATER (within four feet of the surface). This portion is now in the occupation of Mr Thomas Henniker.
The entire property is well known as lately belonging to Mr. W.B. Dawes. It is one of the best situated Sections in the district, commanding a fine view from Mount Barker to the MURRAY and the Lake. It adjoins the townships of DAWESLY, and is close to the SCOTT’S CREEK SMELTING WORKS. For Further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers.”
The above map of Cadastral map of the Kanmantoo area, shows Section Numbered 5309 in the Hundred of Kanmantoo, containing 122 acres. It can be found just below areas 508 and 5207 which are outlined in green. This map was produced by the Surveyor General’s Office – Adelaide – Alfred Vaughan Photo-lithographer. December 1875. It is available from the State Library of South Australia and is in the Public Domain. [Kanmantoo_1875_(23266779295)_j.peg. This copy was obtained from commons.wikimedia.org via the State Library of South Australia Public Domain. on 21 December 2021.
It will need to be enlarged to see it, or alternatively if you go to the wikimedia.org site you would be able to see it easier or print it out if you prefer.
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