Place Names of South Australia - B
Boree - Bowden
- Boston Bay
- Bosworth Creek and Well
- Boucaut Folly
- Boucaut Plains
- Bowaka, Hundred of
BoreeThe Register of
8 October 1881 (supp.) at page 2g describes it as a provisional school opened in 1877 and closed in 1879 "three miles from Spalding": Also see Observer,
15 October 1881, page 29c.
A town 16 km north-east of Karoonda proclaimed on 2 April 1914. Its school opened in 1915 and closed in 1941. Aboriginal for 'a stranger's hut'.
Its school opened in 1915 and closed in 1941; see Register,
7 May 1924, page 8g.
Photographs of a settler's home and the children of V.V. Brown are in the Chronicle,
7 May 1931, page 36,
of the Institute on
28 April 1932, page 33,
of scrub rolling by Mr H.T. Green on
28 April 1932, page 33,
of a cricket team on
31 May 1934, page 34.
Sir D.H. Bosanquet,s Governor of South Australia from 1909 to 1914.
Biographical details of the former governor are in the Register,
29 March 1909, page 5c and
an obituary on 2 July 1923, pages 8e-9a.
Between Cape Thevenard and Cape Vivonne, was named in 1910 - see Advertiser,
21 January 1910, page 6e.
The name appears ten times on the map of South Australia. Boston Island was discovered and named by Matthew Flinders on 26 February 1802. The island was part of the 'Port Lincoln Special Survey' of 1841.
George Bass, a compatriot of Flinders, was born at Boston, Lincolnshire.
It is described in the Register, 8 July 1837, page 2d.
"Boston Bay in 1841" is in the Register of 31 August 1911, page 9a.
Bosworth Creek and Well
John Bosworth, who held pastoral lease no. 1612 and others called 'Willippa' near Lake Torrens in 1876.
Biographical details of Mr Bosworth are in the Observer, 13 June 1891, page 33d:
He was born in London in 1836 and arrived in Adelaide in 1848. In later years he left his comfortable establishment to cope personally with new difficulties and hardships in subduing a then waterless wilderness. Failing in all trials by sinking for water he crossed Lake Torrens eastwards on foot to prove the practicability of this only means of rescuing his sheep, which he afterwards conducted over safely to a well, where a brother's life succumbed to the bad water. Three years of hardship were endured before the first well of wholesome water was obtained on the Weritabatinyana run...
Sir James P. Boucaut, MP, three times Premier of South Australia.
His papers are held in the Mortlock Library and the following letter written by him to the Secretary of the Miners' Union in Moonta in 1875 is of historical interest:
- The whole State is controlled by a coterie of half a dozen men in Adelaide [who] has no love for any man who strives for fair play in the working classes. Our legislation and system of government studies entirely too much the interests of capital... It is not fair to expect the press to help you until you help yourselves. Recollect that the press, like other mercantile institutions, must consider those who principally support it... I have felt the truth of the sneer -"the working man cares nothing of politics when his belly is full'', consequently he is habitually deceived. I was two years a working man at weekly wages and the iron entered too deeply into my soul to be forgotten. I have never been unjust to capital, but I hate its assumption that capital is Lord over all. Few men have felt so much, as I, the opposition and vile slander of a clique of monopolists, who really govern South Australia and would, if they could, ruin all who stand in their way.
Also see South Australia - Politics.
The Hundred of Boucaut School opened in 1881 and closed in 1931 (it was "Boucaut" from 1925).
"The Charge Against Mr Boucaut" is in the Register,
21, 26 and 28 February 1872, pages 4e, 4f and 4c,
9 March 1872, page 4f,
24 February 1872, page 13d,
2 March 1872, page 4d:
The political opponents of Mr Boucaut are to be pitied. With every disposition to damage his character irretrievably each step they take renders him signal service... Mr Mann, who all through has assumed to occupy an impartial position... not only missed the opportunity of being magnanimous, but plunged headlong into a bitter commentary... His speech was far more like the address to a Jury of a prosecuting counsel than a candid criticism upon conflicting testimomy involving the reputation of a politcal opponent...
29 August 1873, page 5c,
"Mr Boucaut's Manifesto" in the Chronicle,
31 October 1874, page 11f. Also see
23 February 1875, page 2b,
Farmers Weekly Messenger,
26 February 1875, page 9a,
18 March 1876, page 2c,
7 September 1877,page 2a.
"Mr Boucaut on the Press" is in the Express,
5 February 1875, page 3a,
"Mr Boucaut and the Press" in the Observer,
21 October 1876, page 13f,
"Mr Boucaut's Statement of Policy" on
6 April 1878, page 18b.
A portrait is in Frearson's Weekly,
12 October 1878, page 257 and
a poem in The Adelaide Punch,
23 November 1878, page 9.
"The Boucaut Policy" is in the Register, ,
21 June 1876, page 4e,
17 September 1887, page 5d.
A cartoon is in The Lantern,
8 September 1877.
The pros and cons of "The Bible and Mr Justice Boucaut" are traversed in the Advertiser,
4, 5 and 8 March 1890, pages 6d, 6a and 4e-5e,
6 and 9 June 1890, pages 5g and 7b.
Information on his knighthood appears on
3 January 1898, page 5e.
"Mr Justice Boucaut" is in the Observer,
19 March 1892, page 33a,
19 March 1892, pages 4e-7c,
"Mr Justice Boucaut and Federation" on
2 September 1893, page 7e,
"Sir James Penn Boucaut" on
8 January 1898, page 9a.
"The Bar's Farewell" is in the Express,
24 February 1905, page 1h,
an obituary is in the Register,
2 February 1916, pages 4b-5c;
"Tales of the Late Judge Boucaut" is in The Mail,
5 February 1916, page 4h; also see
8 February 1924, page 6f:
On his retirement from the bench he said, inter alia: 'I would rather earn my living at breaking stones on the road and live upon bread and water than dwell in the palace of the King and feast like Belshazzar, to have it said of me that on the seat of justice I was the "sure minion of government".'
Biographical details of James P. Boucaut are in the Observer,
10 March 1888, page 33b,
The Herald, 4 March 1905, page 6b,
Register, 23 and 25 February 1905, pages 5c and 7c.
His portrait is in the Chronicle, 25 April 1903, page 41 and others on 20 February 1904, page 43.
"Emigrants of the Forties - A Notable Family" is discussed in the Register on
13 November 1926, page 12a:
James Penn Boucaut, soon after he arrived in SA, was sent to Mr. Stephen King's sheep farm near Gawler to learn sheep farming, but, after a few month's there, he persuaded his father to article him to Messrs Fenn & Wearing, a firm of solicitors in Adelaide. Later, he became famous as a lawyer, statesman, Attorney-General, Premier and a Judge of the Supreme Court.
"A Just Judge" is in the Register,
5 May 1927, page 7g.
Hilary Boucaut (1840-1927)who excavated a dam and had to wait two to three years before it contained any water.
- This dam was claimed to be the first to be sunk with the plough and scoop. During construction, eight bullocks continuously carted water ten miles to the men and four bullocks working on the job. A government party, boring for water on the pegged line route from Burra to the Barrier, marked it on the official [as] "Boucaut's Folly''.
Information on Hilary Boucaut is in the Register,
10 December 1892 (supp.), page 1e,
14 December 1921, page 5,
13 October 1923, page 53a,
16 April 1924, page 11c.
"Hilary Boucaut Honoured by Jamestown" is in the Express,
8 July 1919, page 2f.
His reminiscences are in The News,
29 December 1925, page 8f and
13 November 1926, page 12a and
his obituary on
4 October 1927, page 10c.
Boucaut PlainsThe opening of a Bible Christian Chapel is reported in the Register,
1 December 1875, page 5b,
4 December 1875, page 5b.
Bowaka, Hundred of
In the County of Robe, proclaimed on 20 July 1871 and named by Governor Fergusson after the 'Bowaka Run' held by T. Morris from 1851 (lease no. 221). The land was originally held under occupation licence from 1847 by John Hind and H. Morris.
An obituary of George Threadgold is in the Register,
30 November 1905, page 4i,
2 December 1905, page 38c.