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    Allan Park - Alma

    Allan Park

    "Old Homestead - History of Allan Park" is in The Mail,
    2 June 1928, page 10c.
    It was previously called Jordan Park and Sydney Park being renamed by a later owner, Mr George Bennet, "after his Allandale Station, near Oodnadatta."

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    Allen Creek

    Nomenclature

    A village 5 km north-west of Kapunda created by Benjamin White circa 1849 on section 1561, Hundred of Kapunda and named after William Allen (1788-1856), who took up land in the area in 1842.

    In 1848 a local mine employed 20 men:

    By 1851 it boasted of fifty houses, an inn and a flour mill. The Allen Creek school was conducted in a chapel from 1856; it closed in 1923. Captain William Allen was described as one of the smartest commanders in the merchant service. Upon his arrival in South Australia, in partnership with John Ellis, he purchased 4,000 acres of land at Port Gawler which formed part of the Milner Estate. It was this transaction which led to criminal proceedings against G.M. Stephen, a son-in-law of the former Governor Hindmarsh.

    He died in 1856 bequeathing 5,000 to the Bishop of Adelaide in trust for pastoral aid purposes, thereby continuing his private charity work which he extensively exercised in his lifetime

    General Notes

    The third anniversary of the Bible Christian Chapel is reported in the Register,
    19 November 1857, page 2h; also see
    16 November 1861, page 2d.

    The opening of the Bible Christian Chapel is reported in the Register,
    19 April 1855, page 2f; also see
    19 November 1857, page 2h,
    16 November 1861, page 2d.

    A horse race meeting is reported in the Register,
    7 January 1860, page 3f,
    Observer,
    7 January 1860, page 4c,
    Chronicle,
    6 January 1866, page 7a.
    Also see South Australia - Sport - Horse Racing.

    The Allen Creek Brewery is described in the Register,
    9 July 1868, page 2h: Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary & Secondary - Brewing

    Photographs of flood damage are in the Observer,
    10 July 1915, page 28.
    Also see South Australia - Natural Disasters - Floods.

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    Allen, Hundred of

    Nomenclature

    In the County of Alfred, proclaimed on 26 September 1912. Peter Allen (1855-1925), MP (1902-1925).

    General Notes

    A sketch of Mr Allen is in The Critic,
    13 October 1900, page 7.

    Upon his death many eulogies were offered in remembrance of Peter Allen - see Register,
    24 and 28 October 1925, pages 9d and 12f,
    4 November 1925, page 18h.

    A sample of Mr. Allen's wit is to be found in this piece on a mouse plague:

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    Allenby

    The Allenby School opened as "Von Doussa" in 1910 the change of name being effected in 1918;
    it closed in 1935.

    The Register of 20 November, 1919, at page 6 says:


    The sentiments expressed by Mr. Denny were rebutted by a returned soldier on 22 November 1919, page 11 - 'The general addressed only the 1st and 2nd Light Horse Brigades (we had five on the front) when he quietly rebuked them for the unfortunate Surafend affair.'

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    Allenby Gardens

    Nomenclature

    Honours Field Marshal Lord Allenby, who led an army in Palestine during World War I. Biographical details of Lord Allenby are in the Register, 10 April 1922, page 8h and an account of his visit to Adelaide on 9 and 11 January 1926, pages 7-8f and 8. It was laid out on part section 389, Hundred of Yatala in 1922 by the Public Trustee on behalf of the estate of the late Samuel Coombe; its school opened in 1926. The Advertiser of 20 May 1922 advertises it as 'Gallipoli Gardens' but one month later the current name was adopted.

    General Notes

    An obituary of Samuel Coombe is in the Express,
    3 January 1899, page 2d.

    "Not Allenby!" is in the Register,
    20 and 22 November 1919, pages 6g and 11d.

    Biographical details of Lord Allenby are in the Register,
    10 April 1922, page 8h and
    an account of his visit to Adelaide on
    9 and 11 January 1926, pages 7-8f and 8.
    "Allenby's Brilliant Career" is in the Advertiser,
    16 May 1936, page 24a.

    Reminiscences of the district are in the Register on
    6 June 1922, page 5e - As to modern-day Allenby Gardens, Mr. A.T. Saunders recalled in 1922:

    Also see
    Advertiser,
    20 June 1922, page 6h,
    Register,
    16 September 1922, page 8g,
    13 September 1923, page 10c.

    The school opened in 1926.

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    Allendale East

    Nomenclature

    On 6 August 1861, Peter Dowding Prankerd (1819-1902), land agent of Adelaide, obtained the land grant of sections 372, 373 and 374 Hundred of MacDonnell and during 1862 he laid it out as 'Allendale' 8 km north of Port MacDonnell. He may have named it after William Allen Crouch (1821-1899), one of the earliest landholders in the district, who purchased section 12, Hundred of Grey on 21 February 1854.

    The reason for the addition 'East' is not known but it may have been adopted because of a town called Allendale (later to be known as 'Allendale North') in the Hundred of Kapunda. The Allandale (sic) East Post Office opened in 1862. Of some interest is the fact that over the years 1855-1859, W.A. Crouch cut up section 365 into six allotments ranging from five to twenty acres - was this an earlier day Allendale?

    On 6 February 1940 the District Council of Port MacDonnell wrote to the Lands Department and said:

    The statements in the previous paragraph appear to be incorrect; firstly, Mr Crouch was not the subdivider of Allendale (sic) -see Deposited Plan No. 75 and Certificate of Title Volume 22 Folio 239. On 25 September 1862 he purchased lots 3, 4, 29 and 30 which he sold to Robert Kerr, storekeeper of Allandale (sic) on 23 October 1869 - this land is still held by the Kerr family. Secondly, the Catholic Church purchased lots 35 and 36 from P.D. Prankerd on 6 January 1863 (CT Vol.37 Fol.6) and disposed of the property in 1981 (CT Vol. 1601 Fols. 49, 50).

    Of further interest is the fact that the four streets on Prankerd's plan, viz., William, Geraldine, Edmund and Bryan were named after Mr Crouch and three of his children. The local school was opened as 'Kingsley' in 1864, changed to 'Allandale East' in 1924 and 'Allendale East' in April 1937. In 1916 the Nomenclature Committee suggested the name be changed to 'Kandelka', Aboriginal for 'good soil'.

    General Notes

    A proposed Presbyterian church is discussed in the Register,
    7 October 1865, page 3e.

    Examinations at a Catholic school are reported in the Catholic Herald,
    20 January 1868, page 66.

    An obituary of Walter C. Parish is in the Register,
    19 August 1898, page 6d,
    of J.R. McLay on 19 December 1902, page 5a,
    of James Barry on 16 December 1916, page 9c,
    of John J. Butler in the Observer, 13 April 1918, page 18c,
    of George Laslett in the Register, 13 October 1926, page 10b.

    The diamond wedding of Mr & Mrs August Kieselbach is reported in the Register,
    20 April 1906, page 4g.

    Information on a public hall is in the Register,
    18 July 1910, page 10d,
    14 December 1910, page 5g (opening).

    A photograph of a memorial arch is in the Chronicle,
    28 March 1925, page 35, Also see <="../../sa/ww1/indrel.htm#memorials">South Australia - World War I - Memorials to the Fallen
    of camels on
    29 March 1934, page 34.

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    Allendale North

    Nomenclature

    Contiguous to the village of Allen Creek 5 km north-west of Kapunda. The village of Allendale was laid out on section 1563, Hundred of Kapunda by William Oldham (1811-1885) circa 1859; he arrived in the Lord Goderich in 1838. An obituary is in the Register, 4 July 1885, page 7c. Its post office opened in 1851 and the 'North' was added circa 1865 to distinguish it from its South-East counterpart; it was destroyed by fire on 27 January 1887.

    General Notes

    Its school was opened as "Allendale" in 1861, the "North" being added in 1865;
    it closed on 26 June 1943.
    School examinations are reported in the Advertiser,
    27 December 1867, page 3d:

    A presentation to W.J. Lewis is reported in the Register,
    12 July 1881, page 5e.

    The destruction of the mill by fire is reported in the Register,
    23 March 1885, page 4h,
    Observer,
    28 March 1885, page 31b.
    Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary & Secondary - Farming - Mills.

    The obituary of William Oldham, the creator of the village of "Allendale", is in the Register,
    4 July 1885, page 7c,
    of his wife in the Observer, 30 November 1901, page 33a.

    A prize-winning story by R.S. Burdon of the Manoora School is in the Register,
    6 October 1906, page 9e;
    A prize-winning essay by Roy Stanley Burdon titled 'The Pilgrim Fathers and Mothers of Our State' is in the Advertiser, 6 October 1906, page 9:

    A photograph of water pipe laying is in the Chronicle,
    17 March 1917, page 24.
    Also see South Australia - Water Conservation.

    Allendale North - Obituaries

    REGISTER

    Of Mrs Selina Harris on 26 July 1913, page 17a,
    of Mrs Friedericke Matthias on 9 October 1918, page 6h,
    of John M. Trewartha on 1 April 1920, page 6g,
    of Mrs Julianna Frost on 28 July 1928, page 11b.

    OBSERVER

    Of Samuel A. Harris on 23 August 1924, page 38c,
    of J.F. Jericho on 25 August 1928, page 49d.

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    Alligator Gorge

    Nomenclature

    Near Wilmington. Mr W.H. Slee, an old resident of the district said in 1975 'there was an Aboriginal shepherd named Alli who camped at the top of the range'.

    General Notes

    It is described in the Observer of 2 January 1909, page 30 with accompanying photographs.

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    Alma

    Nomenclature

    The settlement evolved on section 106, Hundred of Alma, 8 km east of Owen, when E.W. and A.J. Wright sold one acre to Henry Smith in 1865. Hundred of Alma, proclaimed on 22 May 1856; the first surveys were made by James Elder in 1855. On the banks of the River Alma in the Crimea the allies gained their first victory in 1854. The name comes from a Tartar word meaning 'apple tree'.

    General Notes

    A ploughing match is reported in the Register,
    7 August 1858, page 3g,
    24 September 1861, page 3h.
    Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary & Secondary - Farming - Ploughing Matches.

    The laying of the foundation stone of the Alma Plains Congregational Church is reported in the Register,
    20 October 1864, page 2g and
    its opening on
    30 September 1865, page 2f;
    a brief history of it appears on
    16 August 1866, page 2e - "... [Services] were held for more than two years in a temporary building provided by Mr Adam Kelly of Yacko Hill."

    The opening of the Primitive Methodist Church is reported in the Register,
    28 December 1866.
    A photograph of Alma Plains Congregational Church is in the Chronicle,
    12 September 1903, page 43.

    A "grand picnic" is reported in the Register,
    8 October 1863, page 3a.
    The district's "second annual picnic" is reported in the Observer,
    29 October 1864, page 3e (supp.).
    An Alma South annual picnic is reported in the Chronicle,
    3 March 1888, page 23c.

    Examinations at the Alma Plains School are reported in the Advertiser,
    20 August 1870, page 3f.

    Parliamentary Paper 26/1875 shows Alma School being conducted in a chapel by Richard Woolcock and Alma Plains School by Sarah H. Birt;
    the latter apparently had its name changed to Alma South in 1864.
    Alma Lower School opened in 1880 and closed in 1920;
    see Life Around the Light, page 125.
    For information on a local school see Register, 28 April 1881, page 5b.

    The opening of the Alma Bridge near Hamley Bridge is reported in the Observer,
    28 February 1874, page 11d.

    The village is described in the Register,
    30 October 1875, page 6g,
    18 November 1903, page 3h:

    A cricket match, Alma Plains versus Kent is reported in the Register,
    27 February 1879, page 6d,
    Alma Plains versus Kent is reported in the
    Register,
    28 February 1880 (supp.), page 3c and
    a sports day on
    4 September 1885, page 3g.
    Information on members of the cricket club is in the Chronicle,
    10 May 1884, page 15b.

    A complaint from a former clerk of the District Council of Alma Plains is aired in the Register,
    3 August 1888, page 3d; also see
    7 August 1888, page 7f.

    "Supposed Murder" at Alma Plains is in the Chronicle,
    31 August 1895, page 22e.

    An obituary of Mrs John Laurie is in the Register,
    14 January 1902, page 3e.

    The Alma Plains district is described in the Observer,
    21 November 1903, page 12a.

    Information on the water supply for Alma North is in the Register,
    12, 15 and 23 December 1925, pages 14f, 9d and 15d.
    Also see South Australia - Water Conservation.

    Alma - Obituaries

    The death of James Rogers is reported in the Register, 1 April 1864.
    An obituary of Elliot Aitchison is in the Register, 21 August 1888, page 5a,
    of Charles B. Morrison on 10 October 1889, page 5b.
    An obituary of George Hissey is in the Register, 7 March 1905, page 4i,
    Observer, 11 March 1905, page 34d,
    of Mrs D.M. Harris on 10 October 1914, page 42b,
    of Mrs Ellen Snodgrass on 10 December 1927, page 59c.

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