Sturt Street E16
Captain Charles Sturt, the scientist explorer reconciliationist, whose statue is in Victoria square, was born near Bengal, India and saw military service in Canada, France, and Ireland before going out to Sydney in 1827 as a soldier in charge of convicts.
It was his explorations down the River Murray in 1829 and 1830 that first directed the founders of SA to southern Australia as a potential place for an experimental democracy based on Torrens and Wakefields emigration schemes. After a term at Norfolk Island, then a penal settlement, Sturt returned to England on sick leave.
His letter to the Secretary of State for the Colonies on behalf of The South Australian Association in February 1834, virtually predicted the future site of Adelaide and Pt. Adelaide. He eventually came to South Australia in 1838 as Assistant Commissioner to Governor Gawler, where he helped to stabilise the new colony and played a major part in the government. From 1842 until 1853 Charles Sturt lived at The Grange.
He retired to England on a pension in 1853 and died there in 1869 aged 74.
Tynte Street* G4
Nothing much is known about Colonel Kemeys-Tynte 1778-1886, other than that he was probably a friend of Governor Hindmarsh or Judge Jeffcott.