Rare plan of Adelaide
By GREEN & WADHAM , 1861

Green and Wadham's Map of the City of Adelaide the Capital of South Australia. Shewing the Roads, and Subdivisions into Sections: And the position of the Suburban Townships, within a Radius of Eight Miles. Measured from the Post Office.

Australasia & the Pacific Australia
  • Author: GREEN & WADHAM
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Ashby & Co., King William Street City
  • Publication date: c.1861
  • Physical description: Lithograph plan, original hand-colour, manuscript annotations in red, dissected and mounted on linen, minor damp staining, abrasions, and minor loss at folds.
  • Dimensions: 850 by 1230mm (33.5 by 48.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1418


Rare cadastral map of the City of Adelaide and surrounding metropolitan area within a radius of eight miles. Includes municipal council districts names and boundaries, section numbers and main roads, railways, rivers and creeks; relief shown by hachures; and parklands shown pictorially. To the left of the map is an extension of map from the southern boundary of the Hundred of Port, showing LeFevre’s Peninsula.

The map can be dated to around 1861 by an advertisement in the ‘Adelaide Advertiser’, on Thursday 11 April, 1861, ?p.3 “Ready for delivery, Green & Wadham’s new map of Adelaide and suburbs. Platts, Hindley street.”

Scale: 2 inches to 1 statute mile.


  1. State Library of South Australia C 1039 OUTSIZE 6 (Archival maps).