The Collection of Keith Travers Borrow (1917-2005) on the early history of European settlement in South Australia.
The collection contains more than 2000 books and serials, and approximately 65 metres of archival material, paintings, prints, maps, manuscripts, photographs, audiotapes, and card indexes, held in the Flinders University Library's Special Collections.
Selected transcripts of documents and tape recordings from the collection are available from this page.
Boyle Travers Finniss was Assistant Surveyor to Colonel William Light when the colony of South Australia was set up in 1836. He describes early encounters with the Aborigines, early settler life, the political and social life of the colony, the progress of surveying and building the city of Adelaide, and his own career which included a term as the first Premier of South Australia under responsible government.