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    Aaron Creek - Admella Dunes and Flats

    Aaron Creek

    Nomenclature

    Runs through section 34, Hundred of Waitpinga. Aaron Bennett, who arrived in the Indian in 1849 aged forty. He owned section 111 in the same Hundred which he sold to James Collins for 28/10/0 in January 1857.

    General Notes

    The reminiscences of Aaron Bennett's son are in the Register,
    2 December 1920, page 10h:

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    Abattoirs

    Nomenclature

    A French word for 'slaughter house'; the name of the railway station was changed to 'Pooraka' in December 1940.

    General Notes

    The first Arbor Day at the school is reported in the Chronicle,
    3 June 1916, page 30; Also see South Australia - Education - Arbor Days
    the opening of a public school is reported in the Register,
    18 October 1924, page 10e; also see
    Chronicle,
    23 August 1924, page 48b.

    Photographs of the meat works are in the Observer,
    9 December 1905, page 29,
    25 February 1911, page 31,
    17 February 1912, page 32,
    19 July 1913, pages 30-31,
    22 December 1928, page 38,
    Chronicle,
    31 August 1933, page 39.
    Also see Adelaide - Public Health - Slaughterhouses.

    "A Town in the Making" is in the Register,
    13 May 1911, page 8,
    "A Growing Township" on
    19 October 1911, page 5h.

    Photographs, etc., are in The Critic,
    22 February 1911, page 18,
    22 January 1913, page 3,
    9 and 16 July 1913, pages 5 and 15,
    1 July 1914, page 15,
    9 June 1915, page 3,
    21 July 1915, page 15.

    A photograph of a football team is in The Critic,
    5 August 1914, page 3.

    An obituary of William H. Willshire is in the Register,
    2 September 1925, page 8i.

    See note Adelaide - Public Health - Slaughterhouses.

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    Abbeville

    Nomenclature

    A railway station 8 km south of Georgetown; the name was adopted on 15 May 1922 from a town in France at the suggestion of a local resident, J.A. Lyons, who was hospitalised there during World War I. Until then its post office was called 'Broadview'; it closed on 1 February 1948. The school opened in 1920 as 'Myrtle Bank' on section 125, becoming 'Killarney' in 1921 and closed as 'Abbeville' in 1937.

    General Notes

    Biographical details of J.A. Lyons, MP, are in the Register,
    17 March 1926, page 9e.

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    Abbots Track

    Nomenclature

    On section 149, Hundred of Goolwa. Giles Abbott, (sic) who held land at Freemans Nob. He arrived in the Buffalo, aged thirty. His obituary is in the Observer, 6 January 1866, page 7h.

    General Notes

    It is mentioned in Parliamentary Paper 16/1859 where it is shown as "Abbott's Track".

    Giles Abbott's obituary is in the Register,
    2 January 1866, page 2h.

    "The Abbott Family" is in the Register,
    29 December 1914, page 4g.

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    Abbot(t) Flat

    Informatiom from Mr Geoffrey Chard of Cannonsvale, Queensland, states that Geoffrey Bishop in Stringybark to Orchards mentions the name. Further, his records show that members of his ancestral family were born at "Abbott's Flat, nr. Lobethal and Tiers nr. Lobethal" over the period 1869-1873. Their residence was located on Section 5144 about midway between Forest Range and Lobethal. He concludes with the suggestion that "Abbott" may have been a shepherd who worked for an early landholder.

    Abbotsford

    The Observer of 20 July 1878 at page 1f advertises this subdivision of 30 acres in sections 407-8 "north of the railway line" at Jamestown.

    It was the name of Sir Walter Scott's home on the River Tweed in Scotland and is still in the possession of his descendants.

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    Aberdeen

    Nomenclature

    On the west bank of the Burra Creek opposite Redruth adjacent to the Bon Accord mine; a subdivision of section 4, Hundred of Kooringa by Robert A.A. Morehead and Matthew Young in 1849, when they advertised 'lots in this rising township to be let on lease...'

    General Notes

    A sale of allotments in the township is reported in the Register,
    19 September 1849, page 2b:

    A graphic description of a mail coach trip from Pekina to Aberdeen is in the Register, 18 October 1870, page 6d:

    "The Aberdeen Horse Case" is in the Observer,
    13 May 1871, pages 7c-13g.

    A proposed corporation is reported upon in the Register,
    29 July 1875, page 5a.
    Also see South Australia - Miscellany - Local Government.

    The destruction of the hotel by fire is reported in the Register,
    16 and 18 October 1879, pages 5c and 7a.

    Information on a local cricket club is in the Register,
    30 April 1881, page 5e.
    Observer,
    3 September 1881, page 18e.
    Also see South Australia -Sport - Cricket - Miscellany.

    Biographical details of Henry Dawson, long-time resident and mail contractor, are in the Register,
    18 July 1881 (supp.), page 2b.

    The golden wedding of Mr & Mrs James Tiver is reported in the Register,
    13 February 1908, page 4h;
    his obituary is in the Register, 13 March 1909, page 4h,
    Observer, 20 March 1909, page 40d.

    Biographical details of Mrs Emma Tiver are in the Register,
    9 February 1926, page 8g.

    A photograph of a Field Dog Trial committee is in the Observer,
    10 August 1912, page 30.

    Aberdeen - Obituaries

    An obituary of W.R. Ridgway is in the Observer,
    29 September 1906, page 38c,
    of Joseph Williams on 27 May 1911, page 39a,
    of Edward Gare on 9 September 1911, page 34b,
    of William Lock on 17 August 1912, page 41a,
    of Henry Pinch on 22 April 1916, page 19b,
    of Sampson Montgomery on 21 September 1918, page 44c
    (also see Register, 16 February 1917, page 4h, 20 February 1918, page 6f),
    of H.H. Thomas on 15 March 1919, page 31b.

    An obituary of William Thomas is in the Register, 12 May 1923, page 8h,
    of Mrs W.J. Thomas on 11 March 1926, page 8f,
    of Mrs Emma P. Tiver on 23 July 1926, page 10f,
    of T.F. Robertson on 21 June 1928, page 15f.

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    Aberfoyle Park

    Nomenclature

    The majority of the land now included in this Adelaide suburb, the boundaries of which were proclaimed on 10 July 1980, was first owned by Christian Sauerbier in the 1850s. He was born in Germany in 1814 and later settled in Scotland from whence he emigrated to New South Wales, arriving in South Australia in the Dorset, in 1845. Christian Sauerbier died on 21 October 1893 and he devised the majority of his property to his son, John Christian Sauerbier who, on 1 September 1917, changed his name to John Chris Aberfoyle; he died in 1923 aged 67 and the suburb was laid out in 1924 by James Henry Browne.

    Aberfoyle is a locality name in the County of Perth, Scotland and was possibly the domicile of Christian Sauerbier. In 1481 the name Aberfoyle was rendered abirfull - 'influence of the streams'.

    The sale of 'Aberfoyle Estate', the assigned estate of J.H. Browne, comprising 994 acres, was advertised for sale in July 1926:

    General Notes

    An obituary of John Chris Aberfoyle is in the Register,
    23 March 1923, page 8h,
    Observer,
    31 March 1923, page 35c.

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    Acacias, The

    Nomenclature

    The name given to a mansion at Marryatville purchased by Sir Edwin Smith in 1878 from Dr J.M. Gunson (1825-1884). He died in 1914 and in 1920 his executors subdivided the land comprising section 290, Hundred of Adelaide; now included in Heathpool.

    General Notes

    A dinner given in honour of a visiting English cricket team is reported in the Observer,
    6 April 1895, page 9b,
    26 March 1898, page 15d.
    Also see South Australia - Sport - Cricket - Miscellany.

    A social gathering at "The Acacias" is reported in the Chronicle,
    11 May 1895, page 7a and
    a photograph of the house on
    18 December 1897, page 5 (supplement); also see
    The Critic,
    2 June 1900, page 22,
    24 October 1903, page 16;
    Chronicle, 17 October 1903, page 42,
    Observer,
    29 October 1904, page 24.
    A photograph of a garden fete is in the Observer,
    30 November 1915, page 29.
    The Critic,
    22 November 1916, page 14.

    Photographs of the funeral of Sir Edwin Smith are in The Critic,
    7 January 1920, page 17.

    "Sale of Famous House" is in the Register,
    16 and 22 April 1920, pages 6e and 4c.

    "Loreto Convent, Marryatville" is in the Chronicle,
    10 February 1923, page 44d.

    Historical information is in the Observer,
    21 April 1923, page 40d.

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    Accommodation Hill

    Nomenclature

    It lies about 15 km east of Truro; no record can be found which indicates with any certainty when this name was applied to the hill but it appears that by 1851 the word 'accommodation' was used in connection with this area, as a letter from Corporal Crocker, Royal Sappers and Miners, a surveyor, to Captain Freeling, Surveyor-General on 3 February 1851 says: '... about two miles north of the accommodation yard on the Moorundie road'. A Lands Department plan of 1851 shows 'Accommodation Yard' marked on a water reserve on a creek about half a mile south of the main Truro-Blanchetown road at the foot of the hill.

    This yard was used as a resting place for teams making the journey from Blanchetown to Truro, a distance of thirty-two miles, while the adjoining area was known as the 'Dustholes' for, in October 1855, a survey of section 5 has the note 'known as Dustholes'; land grants in this locality were issued in 1855 to 'Lachlan McBean of Dustholes'. He had held adjacent land under occupation licence from 6 March 1845 'Between Hills and Scrub'.

    General Notes

    Parliamentary Paper 88/1862 has a map showing the precise location of the accommodation yard.

    Also see Dustholes.

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    Ackland Gardens

    Nomenclature

    William Dinwoodie Ackland-Horman and Elizabeth Mina Ackland-Horman, the owners of the land when it was subdivided in 1927 (part sections 57 and 58, Hundred of Adelaide ).

    General Notes

    Of interest is a report of an unnamed subdivision of "61 building sites at Edwardstown, held under instructions from Mr T.H. Ackland...".
    See Register,
    14 July 1919, page 4d.

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    Acraman Creek

    John Acraman's obituary is in the Register,
    24 June 1907, page 5a.

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    Adams, Hundred of

    Nomenclature

    In the County of Hanson, proclaimed on 12 December 1895. Henry Adams, MLC (1894-1902). Born at Tungkillo in 1851 he first worked as a pattern maker at the Moonta Mines. He became president of the Trades and Labour Council and honorary secretary of the Australian Labor Party. He died in June 1926.

    General Notes

    Also see South Australia - Politics.

    Biographical details of Henry Adams are in the Chronicle,
    19 May 1894, page 7a,
    Weekly Herald,
    26 June 1896, page 1,
    26 April 1902,
    5 September 1903, page 4a.
    An obituary is in the Chronicle,
    12 June 1926, page 56a.

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    Adare Heights

    Nomenclature

    Part sections 20-21, Hundred of Goolwa were subdivided in 1925 by Martha Earle Cudmore whose address was 'Adare', Victor Harbor, a mansion built by she and her husband in 1893; now included in Victor Harbor. The site originally belonged to Governor Hindmarsh and the first building thereon was erected in the 1860s by his son, John, who at the time was living at Port Elliot, when he was described as 'barrister-at-law'. It was purchased in 1889 by D.H. Cudmore who made large extensions to the house; the entrance gate used to bear the inscription 'Mootaparinga'. Mrs Cudmore lived there until her death in 1938. Mr D.H. Cudmore's obituary is in the Observer, 20 December 1913, page 41a.

    General Notes

    The home is described in the Register,
    7 September 1893, page 5d.
    A photograph of a garden party at "Adare" is in the Chronicle,
    13 January 1906, page 30.

    Mrs D.H. Cudmore's obituary is in the Register,
    15 December 1913, page 8a.

    "A Visit to Adare" is in the Observer,
    10 May 1924, page 60a:

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    Addison, Hundred of

    Nomenclature

    In the County of Robinson, proclaimed on 27 January 1910. A.R. Addison, MLC (1888-1915). As a young man he was employed by the River Murray Navigation Company, National Bank and Bank of South Australia and for a time was the Port Elliot manager of the latter. Later, he engaged in milling at Middleton and Orroroo. An obituary is in the Register, 30 and 31 July 1915, pages 9c and 16g:

    General Notes

    Also see South Australia - Politics.

    A complimentary dinner accorded Mr Addison at Port Elliot is reported in the Chronicle,
    1 November 1879, page 3e (supp.).
    Biographical information on Mr Addison is in the Observer,
    12 June 1897, page 16d;
    "Mr Addison's Resignation" in the Chronicle,
    30 October 1897, page 26c; also see
    The Herald,
    25 January 1902, page 5a;
    an obituary is in the Register,
    30 and 31 July 1915, pages 9c and 16g.

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    Aden Point

    See Uden Point.

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    Admella Dunes and Flats

    Also see South Australia - Maritime Affairs.

    An editorial concerning the wreck is in the Register,
    9 August 1859, page 2a,
    17 September 1859, page 4e.

    "The Admella Medals" is in the Register,
    22 February 1860, page 3c,
    6 and 8 September 1860, pages 2e and 2h; also see
    Observer,
    29 September 1860, page 1a (supp.),
    Register,
    5 January 1863, page 3d.

    An article on a collection of manuscripts relating to the wreck and presented to the Public Library Board is in the Advertiser,
    21 April 1926, page 14d.

    Recollections of the wreck and rescue attempts are in theAdvertiser,
    8 August 1905, page 5f,
    Register,
    19 August 1903, page 6,
    3 April 1906, page 6d; also see
    5 August 1907, page 7a,
    5 October 1908, page 7,
    5 August 1909, page 7c and
    Advertiser,
    23 August 1913, page 6f for interviews with survivor,
    30 August 1913, page 6g and
    Register,
    12, 21, 23 and 28 January 1922, pages 8c,11a, 2i and 10i,
    6 February 1922, page 3c.
    A letter from John Germein is reproduced on
    19 June 1922, page 5c.

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