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Welcome to the South Australia GenWeb Project  

The SAGenWeb project is a genealogy hub and transcript depot for those researching ancestors and descendants in the State of South Australia.  The project is part of the AustraliaGenWeb, which in turn is part of the broader WorldGenWeb Project.

South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country. It covers some of the most arid parts of the continent and with a total land area of 984,377 square kilometres (380,070 sq mi), it is the fourth largest of Australia's states and territories. It is bordered to the west by Western Australia; to the north by the Northern Territory and Queensland; to the east by Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria; and along the south by the Great Australian Bight and the Southern Ocean. With 1.5 million people, the state comprises less than 10 per cent of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the states and territories. The majority of its people reside in the state capital, Adelaide; most of the remainder settled in fertile areas along the south-eastern coast and River Murray.

The state's origins are unique for the region was a freely-settled, planned British province rather than a convict settlement. Official settlement began on 28 December 1836 when the state was proclaimed at The Old Gum Tree on the shores of Holdfast Bay by Governor John Hindmarsh. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield that was later employed by New Zealand. The aim was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, the state is known as a state of festivals, and of fine wine.  The state's economy centres on the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries and has an increasingly significant finance sector.

(Source: South Australia. (2007, February 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 02:08, February 7, 2007) as edited by JK Stokes 30 Jan 2008

New State Coordinator

SAGenWeb would like to welcome Julie Stokes as our new Volunteer State Coordinator as of 28 January 2008.  Julie was the original State Coordinator and also Coordinator for the National Project and the Regional Project, both of which are now admirably handled by Leith Hutton. Julie can be contacted direct on email Julie Stokes

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A sincere thank you is extended to the previous State Coordinators Julie Stokes & Nathan Zipfel.

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