In the tradition of on-line reporting, no history would be complete without some lists, based on information in the book (relevant Chapters in brackets).

8 Most Common Female Christian Names

  • Elizabeth
  • Jane
  • Mary
  • Ann / Anna Maria
  • Caroline
  • Grace
  • Sarah
  • Catherine

Unusual female names

  • Loveday (4)
  • Keturah (2)

Five Longest Marriages

  • 65 years Frederick and Elizabeth Rodda (10)
  • 64 years Alfred and Adeline Rodda (10)
  • 64 years Rex and Gwen Martin (22)
  • 60 years Joseph and Emma V. Rodda (10)
  • 56 years Henry and Anna Maria Martin (11)

10 Longest Periods as Colonists in South Australia

  • 81 years Elizabeth (Bessie) Jacka neé Harris (14)
  • 73 years Henry Martin (11)
  • 73 years Catherine Bright neé Jacka (14)
  • 69 years John Phillips (10)
  • 67 years Joel Phillips (10)
  • 65 years Elizabeth Lewis neé Jacka (14)
  • 65 years Jane Jacka neé Coombe (18)
  • 65 years Thomas Rodda, husband of Elizabeth Martin Jnr (10)
  • 64 years Anna Maria Martin neé Crougey (11)
  • 63 years Hester Ann Good neé Crougey (9)

‘When you’re on a good thing’ name choice

In 1857 Jane Crougey, daughter of Captain Henry Crougey and sister of Henry Crougey married miner Henry Crougey. They had two children, Jane and Henry. (9)

 

Close families

Three Jacka brothers, sons of Frederick Walter, married three Turner sisters of Kangaroo Island. (19)

 

Fast food in Rundle Street 1853

The ‘Saveloy Man’ who made his rounds at 11 p.m. (15)

 

Who is this child?

 Harry Martin, fourth child of arthur and rose

Harry Martin, fourth child of arthur and rose

8 Most Common Male Christian Names

  • Henry
  • William
  • John
  • Thomas
  • Samuel
  • Frederick
  • Joseph
  • Michael

Unusual male names

  • Halbert Hubert (14)
  • Vincent Llewellyn Salisbury (10)

Five Long Widowhoods

  • 44 years Sarah Ann Jacka neé Slee (19)
  • 43 years Elizabeth Lewis neé Jacka (14)
  • 37 years Elizabeth (Bessie) Jacka neé Harris (14)
  • 34 years Hetty Ragless, neé Jacka (19)
  • 33 years Grace Thomas neé Crougey (9)

Family Occupations in Cornwall

  • Most common: miner, farmer (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Least common: thatcher, cordwainer (4, 5)

Five towns where family members had the largest impact

  • Hammond (18, 21)
  • Melrose (17, 19)
  • Moonta (10, 11, 20)
  • Willunga (10)
  • Auburn (16)

Most documented musical performances in a country town

  • The Misses E. and D. Martin in Hammond. (21)

Most interesting medical treatments

  • Use in 1856 of 9-10 leeches to treat William Jacka Snr’s head wound. (13)
  • Cigarettes containing marihuana smoked by Elizabeth Rodda to treat her asthma. (10)

 

Most entertaining personal description in a newspaper

Richard Gundry, a ‘bush lothario of no very prepossessing appearance’. (14)

 

Least exciting sporting event at which a family member officiated

Clare Walking Match, a 16 km race of forty-three laps of Clare Oval, September 1903. (19)