In 1844 George Fyfe Angas promoted South Australia as a 'model colony', possessing 'a more highly moral, religious and intelligent population with Christian privileges than any other of our colonies' (Pike 138). Our model settlement was supposed to be ardent in its concern for Aborigines. In South Australia, we are now beginning to face up to that promotion as myth.
Hosking, Sue, 'It's Not a Story. It's History', Kunapipi, 22(2), 2000.