Land order – this indicates a cash purchase
Number of acres
Purchase date and price
Settlement date – the date of possession
Source of information
When South Australia was settled, it was thought that the colony’s land should be sold in small sections, of ideally about 80 acres. The money raised by the sale and leasing of land was used for an Emigration Fund that helped cover to the cost conveying immigrant labourers and their families from Great Britain and Ireland.
All land was surveyed before sale and rural land was to be initially sold in 80-acre parcels at a minimum price of £1 per acre.