A letter from Australia.........
Hello dear Therberton folk, I am doing a script on the Life of William Light.I live in outback South Australia.
If anyone has any further information on young william the child thatwould be great...anything that gives us clues
as to how he managed those years after he arrived from Penang.
The Doughtys sound like such a lovely family, Anne and George did a great job raising the lad.
Perhaps this request could be put in the local paper or mentioned by thevicar during the sunday service.
Many thanks, Nigel Carney PO Box 33 Leigh Creek, SA5731, Australia.
When the film goes to production I will see if I can get over for a visit.
Perhaps you could assist by posting this link on the website.
There is a far more comprehensive story of the journey and his discoveries click below
Portrait of Col. William Light by George Webb
Above: William Light by George Jones 1815 National Portrait Gallery
Above: Self Portrait
Above: Self portrait on his deathbed
Above: Light on his deathbed by Skipper
Above : Mary Bennet, Light's second wife [left]Above: Light's MemorialA modern view of his monumentLight is buried below the monument..here is his plaqueThe unveiling of Light's MemorialAbove: Light's MemorialAbove & below statue of Light in Light Square AdelaideModel of the brig Rapid that Light sailed to AustraliaAbove & below: this is the point where Light started his survey of the land to found AdelaideAbove: Museum display of LightAbove: Light's Statue in the 50sAbove: Statue of Light's father Francis in PenangLight's House
Just before demolition
Many of which can be seen in this book