The authors of the narrative sections and those who supplied major components for the maps are identified in the list of contributors. However, the atlas has also benefited from the assistance of many other individuals, as well as government agencies and statutory authorities.
From Flinders University Jean Lange typed most of the manuscript, assisted in emergencies by Helen Flinter; Joan Hancock provided many helpful comments on the text; Craig Faulkner assisted in the preparation of the text accompanying the regional maps, and Mark Hennessy, Ivan Motley and Chris Dearden helped prepare statistical material for some of the maps; Janet Morgan was half-time Research Assistant during the planning phase late in 1982; and Helen Stafford prepared the Index.
From the University of Adelaide Pauline Catt (now of James Cook University, North Queensland) helped in the selection and wrote the captions for the satellite images; Max Foale gave valued counsel on many matters; and Errol Bamford assisted with the computer analysis of the 1981 census data and the cartogram.
The editors visited Melbourne in August 1982, during the final stages of the production of the Atlas of Victoria, and received generous advice from its editor, Stuart Duncan of Monash University, on avoiding the pitfalls and maximising the opportunities of thematic atlas production.
Alan Hutchings of the South Australian Planning Commission advised on the text relating to urban planning in the period 1916-29 ; D. N. Jeans of the Department of Geography in the University of Sydney provided advise on a draft of the map of European Australia in 1836, Ron Parsons advised on maritime matters, including the shipping routes; Robert Sexton provided the information on the location of shipwrecks; John Poynter of the South Australian College of Advanced Education, Salisbury, provided the information on the distribution of sold land in 1850 from his archival research into the State's land records; Ann Riddle advised on the environmental component of the map of the Adelaide Plains; Tony Stimson prepared the data for the map of trade hinterlands in the Murray Valley in about 1870; Stuart MacDonald of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Alice Springs, provided material for the map of Pitjantjatjara homelands; and the South Australian Coast Protection Board assisted with the text and map of changes to the metropolitan coastline.
A number of individuals in government departments provided expertise and willing assistance. Of those in South Australian agencies thanks are due, in particular, to Jonathan Selby; Greg Drew and John Drexel of the Department of Mines and Energy; John Douglas of the South Australian Centre for Remote Sensing; Graham Blackwell of the Woods and Forests Department; Malcolm Downie of the South Australian Housing Trust; Mark Dawson of the Country Fire Services; and Richard Venus and Robert Davies of the Electricity Trust of South Australia. The editors are also indebted to several employees of Commonwealth agencies, notably Malcolm Tuck and John Cooper of the Australian Bureau of Statistics; Kevin Burrows of the Bureau of Meteorology; and Milton Gooley of the Telecommunications Museum, Adelaide.
Other State organisations which supplied material or advise for the maps, text or illustrations were the Department of Lands; the Engineering and Water Supply Department; the Department of Marine and Harbors; the Highways Department; the Department of Recreation and Sport; the Department of Agriculture; the Department of Transport; the Department of the Premier and Cabinet; the State Electoral Office; the State Library of South Australia, including the Mortlock Library of South Australian and the Public Record Office; and the Art Galley of South Australia. Other Commonwealth agencies to supply assistance were the Navigational Aids Section of the Department of Transport; the Australian Archives, Collinswood; the Valuation Branch of the Australian Taxation Office, Adelaide; the Australian Electoral Commission; and the Australian National Railways Commission.
The library resources of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, proved invaluable for material on exploration. Susan Halliday gave valuable service as editorial assistant.
The editors and the research assistant were greatly encouraged by the enthusiasm for the atlas concept shown by these individuals and agencies on our request for their assistance.