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    Bethel, Mount - Birdwood

    Bethel, Mount

    The Observer of 8 October 1864, page 3e (supp.) reports that:

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    Beulah Estate

    Details of the sale of the subdivision are in the Register, 5 August 1912, page 6f.:

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    Beulah Park

    Nomenclature

    The first subdivision of land in the area for residential purposes was made on section 288 circa 1851 and named 'Rosaville'. In December 1911 Beulah Park Ltd. purchased part section 288 and in August 1912 subdivided it into Beulah Park. At about the same time Joshua Gurr purchased Lots 1, 3, 5 and 7 of GRO 410 of 1855 (unnamed) and in December 1912 he sold part-lot 5 and lot 7 to The Minister Controlling Education, laying the remainder out as Beulah Estate. Beulah Road bisects the suburb and appears as such on early survey maps of Norwood.

    General Notes

    Biographical details of Mrs M. Glacken are in the Register,
    25 March 1919, page 4f,
    of Miss Gertrude Madigan on
    19 May 1926, page 8h,
    1 June 1926, page 4d.
    An obituary of R.M. Whitington is in the Register,
    9 January 1920, page 7a,
    of S. Sard on
    5 October 1925, page 6g.

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    Beverley

    Nomenclature

    The township (now a suburb of Adelaide) was laid out for Edward Stephens by his attorney, John Morphett in 1849 on section 395, Hundred of Yatala when he advertised it as:

    General Notes

    Its school opened in 1861 and closed in 1879; examinations are reported in the Express, 28 January 1874, page 3d:

    The laying of the foundation stone of the Primitive Methodist Chapel is reported in the Register,
    27 September 1866, page 2.

    Information on a Rechabite Hall is in the Register,
    14 March 1867, page 2h.

    The Register of 1 July 1881 at page 5b has a report of youths being convicted of "tin-kettling".
    Also see essay under South Australia - Marriage & Divorce.

    Information on its recreation ground is in the Register,
    21 August 1905, page 4f.

    Information on the Standard Tile Company is in the Register,
    27 November 1919, page 4d.

    Biographical details of Herbert Berry are in the Observer,
    6 November 1926, page 20e.

    Information on Holden's works is in the Observer,
    13 August 1927, page 46e.
    Also see Place Names - Holden Gardens.

    Beverley - Obituaries

    An obituary of J.T. Headdy is in the Register,
    1 February 1892, page 4h,
    Observer,
    6 February 1892, page 37b,
    of Mrs W. Adams on 10 August 1903, page 4g,
    of Charles Edson in the Register,
    14 December 1911, page 6g,
    of Herbert Berry on 2 November 1926, page 8h.

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    Beviss, Lake

    Nomenclature

    West of the southern extremity of Lake Torrens. John Beviss, a one time manager of Oakden Hills station.

    General Notes

    The reminiscences of Mrs John Beviss are in the Register,
    31 July 1896, page 6g and
    Archibald Beviss, "A Pioneer Pastoralist", on
    17 December 1902, page 6e.
    The latter's obituary appears on
    26 October 1926, page 9f.

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    Bews, Hundred of

    Nomenclature

    David Bews, MP (1885-1891), one time Commissioner of Public Works. Born in Orkney, Scotland in 1850 he came to South Australia with his parents, who took up farming at Port Elliot in 1854. As a young man he worked as a clerk for the Kadina-Wallaroo Railway and was goods manager when it was taken over by the government. He served several terms as Mayor of Wallaroo and died in Melbourne in 1891, while representing South Australia at a postal convention. A monument was erected in his memory in Kadina in 1892.

    General Notes

    Also see South Australia - Politics.

    Biographical details of Mr Bews are in the Observer,
    19 January 1889, page 33b,
    23 August 1890, page 6d;
    an obituary is in the Register,
    24 February 1891, pages 4h-5h; also see
    25 February 1891, page 5e,
    Express,
    7 March 1891, page 3f and
    information on commemorative fountains at Wallaroo and Kadina in the Register,
    27 January 1896, page 4h.

    His wife's obituary is in the Register,
    21 March 1908, page 9d,
    Observer,
    28 March 1908, page 40e.

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    Bice, Hundred of

    Nomenclature

    John G. Bice, MLC (1894-1923). Born in Cornwall in 1853 he came to South Australia in 1864 in the Eastern Empire. At age eleven he worked in the Moonta copper mine, before moving to Port Augusta in 1877. He was four times Chief Secretary and died in office in 1923, when he was given a State funeral.

    General Notes

    Also see South Australia - Politics.

    An interview with Mr Bice is reported in The Mail,
    5 July 1913, page 8c;
    biographical details are in the Weekly Herald,
    9 November 1901, page 1,
    24 May 1902, page 1a,
    Advertiser,
    2 June 1923, page 13b and
    an obituary in the Register,
    10 November 1923, pages 8d-9e;
    photographs of his funeral are in the Observer,
    17 November 1923, page 27.

    Bice Bay, south of Point Drummond was named in 1910 - see Advertiser,
    21 January 1910, page 6e.

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    Bickers Islands

    Nomenclature

    Named 'Bicker Isles' by Matthew Flinders on 25 February 1802 after a town in Lincolnshire which probably derives from the Old Scandinavian by-kiarr - 'the village marsh'. The corruption apparently occurred on 7 September 1942 when the Nomenclature Committee had under consideration appropriate names for strategical mapping purposes.

    General Notes

    A banquet given in his honour is reported in the Register, 19 April 1878, page 5c:

    Biographical details of Captain Bickers are in the Register,
    13 January 1894, page 5c,
    Observer,
    4 January 1896, page 16d;
    an obituary is in the Chronicle,
    13 November 1897, page 22b,
    Observer,
    13 November 1897, page 16d.

    Guano deposits are described in the Advertiser,
    21 July 1909, page 5g.
    Also see South Australia - Mining - Miscellany.

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    Biggs Flat

    Nomenclature

    In the Hundred of Kuitpo 5 km north of Echunga. Mr J. Biggs, a warden at the Echunga goldfield in the early 1850s.

    General Notes

    Also see South Australia - Mining - Gold.

    A "Rush to Biggs' Flat" is reported in the Register
    10 March 1877, page 5e; also see
    24 March 1877, page 6b and
    13 April 1877, page 5g:

    "Gold Dredging at Mylor" is in the Advertiser,
    8 June 1909, page 8b.

    "A Ride for Life" is in the Observer,
    10 February 1912, page 46a.

    Photographs are in the Observer,
    10 February 1912, page 30.

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    Billiatt, Hundred of

    Nomenclature

    J.W. Billiatt, a member of John McD. Stuart's expedition in 1861-62.

    General Notes

    Also see Place Names - Stuart.

    His reminiscences are in the Advertiser,
    29 July 1913, page 13a;
    "Presentation to Stuart Survivor" is in the Observer,
    31 May 1913, page 48b:

    For notice of his death and an obituary see Register,
    11 and 12 April 1919, pages 7b and 9d.

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    Bimbowrie

    Nomenclature

    North of Olary. Aboriginal for 'pine tree water'. The Bimbowrie Post Office opened in 1885 'near Outalpa'.

    General Notes

    A horse race meeting is reported in the Observer, 19 July 1873, page 4g:

    Also see South Australia - Sport - Horse Racing.

    An account of gold mining in the area is in the Register,
    26 April 1888, page 7a; also see
    13 July 1888, page 6f.
    Also see South Australia - Mining - Gold.

    The pastoral lease is described in the Register,
    8 and 12 August 1890, pages 5h and 6c,
    9 and 14 September 1907, pages 8d and 10g; also see
    Advertiser,
    22 September 1897, page 7a,
    Express,
    16 June 1911, page 3b.
    Register,
    17 June 1911, page 11d

    An obituary of Edwin Crozier is in the Register,
    23 November 1906, page 5c,
    Observer,
    24 November 1906, page 23e.

    "Pioneering of Bimbowrie" is in the Advertiser,
    27 April 1937, page 21a.

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    Binnum

    Nomenclature

    The land comprising the Hundred was surveyed out of the old Kybybolite station by W.C. Gosse which, at that time, was leased to James Affleck (no. 163 of July 1851). Following the proclamation of the Hundred James Affleck purchased section 57, which contained the head station, for 2280. The name derives from an Aboriginal word meaning 'plenty of sheoaks'. The 'Binnum Run', lease no. 162 of 1851, was held by H. and D.O. Jones.

    General Notes

    The school opened in 1879 and closed in 1912.

    The sale of Binnum Estate is reported in the Observer, 30 March 1907, page 11c:

    Biographical information on the Jones family is in the Register,
    5 February 1925, page 8g, 28 April 1926, page 12b.

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    Birdwood

    Nomenclature

    Until 1918 the town was known as 'Blumberg'. The Nomenclature Committee recommended that it be re-christened 'Perroomba', the name given to wattle blossom by the Kaurna (Adelaide) tribe. The Government, however, decided on Birdwood.

    General Notes

    Also see Place Names - Blumberg.

    Biographical details of General Birdwood are in the Register,
    19 January 1920, page 7c.
    The unveiling of a war memorial is reported on
    14 February 1921, page 7i.
    Also see South Australia - World War I - Memorials to the Fallen

    "Great Soldier in Adelaide" is in the Advertiser,
    3 March 1920, page 7c; also see
    20 January 1920, page 7e,
    16 March 1920, page 9,
    The News,
    15 September 1925, page 6e.

    The diamond wedding of Mr & Mrs T. Lloyd is reported in the Register,
    10 January 1925, page 8g.

    A field naturalists excursion is reported in the Register,
    9 June 1926, page 12f.

    "An Honoured Town" is in the Register,
    19 June 1926, page 9e; also see
    29 June 1926, page 11a.

    The golden wedding of Mr & Mrs Julius L.W. Wegener is reported in the Register,
    25 August 1926, page 10h.

    Biographical details of T. Lloyd are in the Observer,
    1 January 1927, page 44d,
    of James Foote in the Register,
    6 July 1929, page 24a.

    The golden wedding of Mr & Mrs John A. Pontt is reported in the Register,
    17 February 1927, page 8g.

    A report on a school show and sports is in the Chronicle,
    28 April 1928, page 56;
    photographs are in the Chronicle,
    8 May 1930, page 37,
    21 April 1932, page 33.
    The opening of a high school is reported in the Advertiser,
    13 December 1937, page 25d;
    photographs are in the Chronicle,
    16 December 1937, page 15a.

    A resurgence of interest in gold seeking is reported in the Advertiser,
    21 January 1931, page 8g,
    25 February 1931, page 11f:Also see South Australia - Mining - Gold

    Birdwood - Obituaries

    An obituary of Mrs J.H. Promnitz is in the Observer,
    9 August 1919, page 14b,
    of Elliot A. Theel (Thiel?) on 27 October 1928, page 50b.

    An obituary of Mrs Theodor Pflaum is in the Register,
    8 June 1926, page 8g,
    of Mrs Wilhelmina Klose on 2 September 1926, page 8g,
    of Mrs Anna A. Wilhelm on 21 September 1926, page 13f,
    of Jethro Best on 9 April 1927, page 10f.

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