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Notable South Australians/John Stevens

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John Stevens,

A PIONEER South Australian colonist, who in 1838 started in business with Mr. S. L. Phillips at the original port The firm was shortly after increased by the accession to it of Mr. J. W. De Horne, and was known as "The South Australian Shipping Company." Having been brought up to the milling trade in England, Mr. Stevens soon added to the business of the firm that of a small windmill in Adelaide, and in 1842 started a steam mill at Noarlunga. The flour bearing his brand was in great request here and elsewhere. The company eventually separated, and the partnership was dissolved. Mr. Stephens was a good type of the old colonist, and much respected for his honour and integrity. He died at Port Adelaide, May 9, 1871, aged fifty-four.