There are no other rivers of importance in South Australia, but the Torrens and the Gawler may be mentioned.
Lake Torrens, the largest of these depressions, sometimes forms a sheet of water 100 m.
Tasmania and Victoria were separated by the foundering of Bass Strait, and at the same time the formation of the rift valley of Spencer Gulf, and Lake Torrens, isolated the South Australian highlands from the Eyre Peninsula and the Westralian plateau.
The first of his tours independently performed, in 1858 and 1859, were around the South Australian lakes, namely, Lake Torrens, Lake Eyre and Lake Gairdner.
When Mr Eyre viewed the country from Mount Deception in 1840, looking between Lake Torrens and the lake which now bears his own name, the refraction of light from the glittering crust of salt that covers a large space of stony or sandy ground produced an appearance of water.
He started in March 1860, passing Lake Torrens and Lake Eyre, beyond which he found a pleasant, fertile country till he crossed the Macdonnell range of mountains, just under the line of the tropic of Capricorn.
He soon, however, became entirely engrossed with colonial affairs, and, having impressed John Stuart Mill, Colonel Torrens and other leading economists with the value of his ideas, became a leading though not a conspicuous manager of the South Australian Company, by which the colony of South Australia was ultimately founded.
The Torrens system of land registration was adopted in 1898, and a court created for its administration.
It is situated in the county to which it gives name, on the banks of the river Torrens, 7 m.
A broad strip of park lands lies between them, through which runs the river Torrens, crossed by five bridges and greatly improved by a dam on the west of the city.
The Botanical Park, which has an area of 84 acres, lies on the south bank of the Torrens, on the east of the city.
McC. Torrens, Memoirs of Lord` Melbourne (1878); Lloyd Sanders, Lord Melbourne's Papers (1889); A.
The native laws respecting land tenure have been improved by the adoption of a method of registration based on the Torrens system.