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A. T. Saunders

Amateur historian

Died when: 86 years 60 days (1033 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


A. T. Saunders

Alfred Thomas Saunders (4 September 1854 – 3 November 1940) was an accountant and amateur historian of the early days of South Australia, with a particular interest in the sea and River Murray.

Working with his own remarkable collection of chronological but un-indexed notes, an incredible memory and a passion for facts clearly stated, he came to be regarded as South Australia's unofficial historian.

By engaging in controversy, he attracted a wide following.On many occasions he challenged writings by famous writers and public figures, including Joseph Conrad, who became something of a friend.

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