Between the city and the sea : a history of West Torrens from settlement in 1836 to the present day, was written by Peter Donovan in 1986 as part of the South Australian Jubilee 150.
Foreword by His Worship the Mayor, S. J. Hamra, Esq., M.B.E, J.P.
‘Between the city and the sea’ is a history of West Torrens from its settlement in 1836 to the present day.
This book covers many interesting aspects of the early days of settlement and was commissioned by the West Torrens Council to mark South Australia’s 150 Jubilee and to preserve for future generations the historical events which formed the character of the city as we know it today.
The author, Mr. Peter Donovan, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., is a prolific writer on South Australian themes. He was the foundation president of the Association of Professional Historians and is to be commended on the depth of research which has gone into the compiling of this publication.
The reader will observe differing ways and life styles which evolved throughout the years and many will feel a sense of pride in knowing that their ancestors helped to shape the past. In turn, they are helping to shape the future of this city, so that it may be a place in which all can live in peace and harmony and share in the benefits to be derived from a way of life which provides fulfilment through ‘Progress tempered by Wisdom’ as depicted in the motto of the City of West Torrens.
S.J .Hamra - Mayor
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