Place Names of South Australia - T
Torrens Park - Truro
- Torrens, Lake
- Torrens, Mount
- Torrens Park
- Torrens, River
- Torrens Vale
- Torrens Valley
- Tothill Creek
- Tower Hills
- Townsend, Hundred of
- Trebilcock Gully
- Treuer, River
- Trinity Gardens
Torrens ParkAn obituary of Colonel Robert Torrens is in the Express,
15 August 1864, page 3d.
A fete is reported in the Observer,
22 February 1862, page 7f.
"Sham Fight at Torrens Park" is in the Register,
26 November 1862, page 6c.
Also see South Australia - Defence of the Colony.
"Author of the Real Property Act" is in the Observer,
9 February 1918, page 45c.
Also see South Australia - Miscellany - Land Development.
"Mr Torrens" is in the Register,
20 and 21 October 1862, pages 2e and 2h,
25, 26 and 28 November 1862, pages 3d-h, 2c and 3c,
15, 21 and 29 August 1863, pages 3f, 2h and 2g,
25 October 1862, page 6b,
29 November 1862, page 6a; also see
22 August 1863, page 2f (supp.),
17 October 1863, page 6f.
Meetings to consider some recognition for his public services are in the Express,
5 and 10 February 1864, pages 2c-d and 2d;
also see Adelaide - Statues and Memorials.
"Mr R.R. Torrens and South Australia" is in the Express,
31 August 1871, page 2b.
A death notice and an obituary are in the Observer,
6 September 1884, pages 24d-34a.
The Torrens Park Orangery is described in the Register,
15 September 1874.
Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Fruit and Vegetables.
"The Hounds at Torrens Park" is in the Advertiser,
2 September 1878, page 7a.
Also see South Australia - Sport - Fox Hunting.
A public school picnic is reported in the Register,
17 November 1888, page 6f.
A proposed residence for the governor is discussed in the Register,
13 December 1910, page 6e,
29 June 1911, page 7a.
Also see South Australia - Communications - Telephones.
A photograph of the staff of a military hospital is in The Critic,
23 May 1917, page 13.
An obituary of Mrs Johanna Barr Smith is in the Register,
24 October 1919, page 6i.
An obituary of Herbert Tolhurst is in the Observer,
19 April 1924, page 43d.
"The Torrens Memorial" is in the Register,
17 and 18 August 1925, pages 9g and 8d,
22 August 1925, page 43d.
Historical informatiom on "Torrens Park" is in The Mail,
19 May 1928, page 13c.
Information on "Scots College" is in the Register,
31 December 1919, page 6g,
2 January 1920, page 4f.
Photographs of Scotch College are in the Observer,
12 January 1924, page 33,
11 August 1928, page 35,
3 July 1930, page 31,
23 March 1933, page 35,
9 August 1934, page 33.
Also see Adelaide - Education.
Torrens ValeThe Chronicle of 19 September 1863, page 2f says "it was the name lately given to a portion of the district of Yankalilla previously known as Dairy Flat..."
Its school opened as "Dairy Flat" in 1858;
name changed in 1908 and closed in 1954.
See Register, 29 August 1908, page 11f.
Torrens ValleyIt is described in the Register,
22 July 1893, page 6c.
Torrens, LakeAn editorial in the Register of 26 January 1860 at page 2g has, inter alia, a reference to the mythical "horseshoe" configuration of this lake.
M. Rasheed's pastoral station is described in the Observer,
27 October 1928, page 6d.
Torrens, MountLocal bushranging is reported in the Adelaide Times,
12 and 13 April 1850, pages 3a and 5c.
- Three armed bushrangers entered the house of a farmer named Simms and "bailed up" himself, his wife and another person... While two of the ruffians stood guard the third rifled the house of money and property... A person named McDonald and two others were arrested in town yesterday morning... They are supposed to be the parties who stopped and robbed a German on the Glen Osmond Road... [They] are very insignificant and repulsive in appearance and seem both dogged and indifferent as to the result of the proceedings...
25 September 1857, page 3g,
13 November 1858, page 7h.
Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Ploughing Matches.
Education Department records show its school opening in 1861. However, the Register of
10 November 1859, page 3e has a report of school examinations while on
22 April 1862, page 3d is a comment on the opening of a new schoolroom; also see
7 December 1861, page 6h,
26 December 1863, page 8c,
26 December 1868, page 5d,
25 January 1913, page 16f,
16 May 1914, page 17a.
An extension of the telegraph to the town is reported in the Observer,
16 March 1867, page 6e.
Also see South Australia - Communications - Telegraphic.
Reports on a gold discovery are to be found in the Register,
20 and 21 July 1870, pages 5d and 4e and
12 October 1870, page 4e. Similarly, on
22 July 1885, page 5a and
5 August 1885, page 5b Messrs Rowe and Blamey's gold claim on Mr Burton's property is described; also see
12 August 1885, page 5a,
6 July 1888, page 6h,
31 May 1894, page 6e,
5 April 1901, page 6a.
Also see South Australia - Mining - Gold.
Information on the Mount Torrens Mine is in the Express,
3 June 1885, page 5c,
16 March 1889, page 21g,
3 August 1889, page 5e.
The result of a cricket match, Gumeracha versus Mount Torrens, is reported in the Register, 20 December 1872, page 7b (See South Australia - Sport - Cricket - Miscellany) and
an Oddfellows' sports day in the Chronicle,
15 March 1884, page 9f; also see
13 February 1892, page 21e,
12 March 1892, page 12e.
The town is described in the Advertiser,
12 December 1902, page 6g.
Information on the cyanide works is in the Observer,
8 October 1910, page 15c.
The opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall is reported in the Register on
24 April 1923, page 10d.
A photograph is in the Observer,
28 April 1923, page 28.
Also see South Australia - World War I - Memorials to the Fallen.
Biographical details of Mrs Robert Sumner are in the Register,
17 November 1923, page 8h and
the diamond wedding of he and his wife on 16 December 1924, page 8g.
Mount Torrens - Obituaries
An obituary of Mrs Alfred Formby is in the Register, 21 March 1883, page 5a,
of John Wood on 29 May 1895, page 7f.
An obituary of Mrs George Dunn is in the Observer, 25 September 1875, page 7e, of Frederick Burton on 8 December 1900, page 22d,
of J.S. Bennett and Patrick Mullins on 7 February 1903, page 33b,
of Mrs Martha Townsend on 25 August 1906, page 38b,
of Thomas Lintern on 2 October 1909, page 38d,
of Mrs Mary J. Hicks and Mrs Elizabeth House on 8 May 1915, page 46a,
of Richard S. Townsend on 24 April 1926, page 28c,
of William Turner on 20 August 1927, page 37b.
An obituary of Frederick Burton is in the Register, 4 December 1900, page 5b,
of James C. Burton on 4 May 1914, page 10a,
of Julius Hammer on 26 April 1917, page 6f,
of George Gowland on 26 February 1923, page 8g,
of Mrs Ann Sumner on 14 October 1926, page 8g,
of Mrs William Turner on 20 November 1926, page 10e,
of Robert Sumner on 8 February 1927, page 10d,
of William Turner on 18 August 1927, page 8g.
TorrensdaleThe records of the Education Department are contradicted by Parliamentary Paper
18/1864 which lists the school of 30 pupils being conducted by Edward Myers.
Also see Register,
8 March 1870, page 6d where the school is said to be about three miles south-east of Sutton Town.
TorrensfordInformation on the Torrensford Sand and Gravel Pits is in The News,
18 February 1927, page 13c.
Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Building Stone.
"New Golf Links" is in the Register,
25 October 1927, page 13g.
- In glorious weather and in the presence of 500 visitors the Torrensford links were officially opened... On a grassy flat. at the top of a high bank of the Torrens... Mr C.H. Greenland welcomed members and visitors on behalf of the club... The 18 greens were a testimony to the care and attention from Mr R.A. Bidgood, the greenkeeper...
11 June 1928, page 20g.
The Mail of
9 June 1928, page 9e speaks of "new links at Gilles Plains"; also see
30 March 1928, page 11c,
4 April 1930, page 13f,
27 May 1930, page 5b.
Photographs are in the Observer,
16 June 1928, page 38.
Also see South Australia - Sport - Golf.
TorrensideIts brewery is described in the Register,
12 May 1886, page 7d and
its "manure works" on
14, 27 and 31 January 1891, pages 5a, 6h and 6c.
Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Brewing.
TorrensvilleAn advertisement for the sale of allotments in the township is in the Register,
17 November 1904, page 10a.
The tramway Bill, now having passed the House of Assembly, will undoubtedly soon become law and the Henley Beach line will certainly be one of the first roads to be electrified - Important subdivisional sale of the southern portion of Section No. 47, Hundred of Adelaide, immediately opposite West Adelaide and laid out as the Township of Torrensville bounded on the east by Taylor's Bridge Road and on the south by the Henley Beach Road along which the tram runs. [It] has been subdivided into 105 allotments with frontages of 60 feet...
its opening is reported in the Register,
13 May 1912, page 9b;
the laying of the foundation stone for its hall in the Advertiser,
10 April 1922, page 8a; also see
20 November 1928, page 6f.
Photographs are in the Chronicle,
15 April 1922, page 29.
The laying of the foundation stone of the Congregational church is reported in the Register,
11 November 1912, page 10c.
Biographical details of William Vowles Brown are in the Register,
13 May 1918, page 4h.
The golden wedding of Mr & Mrs J.D. Mayer is reported in the Register,
22 April 1920, page 7a,
the diamond wedding of Mr & Mrs Thomas Thorpe on 10 February 1923, page 8h.
Biographical details of Mrs J.D. Mayer are in the Register,
19 December 1923, page 8g.
A photograph of the opening of the Methodist croquet grounds is in the Register,
30 March 1928, page 10.
Information on the Torrensville Scout Group is in The Mail,
1 December 1928, page 16f.
Also see Adelaide - Boy Scouts.
A photograph of the flooding of the Henley Beach Road is in the Observer,
16 June 1923, page 28,
29 September 1923, page 29,
11 June 1931, page 37,
of the demolition of a chimney at the Adelaide Chemical Works is in The News,
25 June 1936, page 11.
Also see South Australia - Natural Disasters - Floods.
Torrensville - Obituaries
An obituary of William Abbott is in the Observer, 16 March 1912, page 41a,
of Mrs E.J. Winchester on 23 October 1915, page 46a,
of James Manning on 1 April 1916, page 32b,
of Alfred Chapman on 30 December 1916, page 34e,
of R.F. Humphris on 7 December 1918, page 28c,
of E.M.C. Ohlmeyer on 15 November 1919, page 24b,
of Mrs Richard Cole on 23 February 1924, page 45e,
of J.V. Lloyd on 22 January 1927, page 44c,
of Edmond Ryan on 4 August 1928, page 49c.
An obituary of M. Sexton is in the Register, 26 May 1921, page 8c,
of Mrs Jane Hart on 24 August 1921, page 9c,
of Mrs Mary J. Critchley on 5 September 1924, page 8g,
of Miss Emma J. Leane on 16 June 1925, page 8f,
of Mrs S. Hyman on 21 August 1925, page 8h ,
of Mrs C. Lambert on 24 December 1925, page 8h,
of John V. Lloyd on 15 January 1927, page 13c,
of Richard Harrison on 24 February 1927, page 8h,
of G.H. Williss on 16 April 1927, page 8h,
of James Martindale on 7 December 1927, page 18f.
An obituary of John Kirkham is in the Register, 12 January 1928, page 8h,
of J. Allen on 25 July 1928, page 11c,
of Edmond Ryan on 30 July 1928, page 11f.
John Torr, who subdivided sections 36 and 37, Hundred of Yongala in 1878; it is suburban to Yongala.
The will of Mr James S. Torr is discussed in the Chronicle,
9 February 1895, page 22f.
A photograph of Mrs John Torr and her sons is in the Observer,
21 April 1906, page 30.
Probate has been granted in respect of the will of Mr James Sampson Torr of Mintaro, farmer, the amount of the estate being sworn under £31,500... The bequests contained in his will are as follows: Ten freehold sections in the Hundred of Walloway, four sections in the Hundred of Yongala, two sections in the Town of Yongala, the interest of the deceased in three credit selections in the Hundred of Walloway and his interest in three selectors' leases in the Hundred of Walloway are left to his daughter-in-law Ann Torr, widow of James Sampson Torr, of Yongala, for her lifetime...; 22 sections in the Hundred of Hanson and freehold allotments in the Town of Wetherston are bequeathed to his grandson, Sidney Torr; nine sections in the Hundred of Mannanarie go to his grandson, Albert Torr... and one section in the Hundred of Black Rock Plain... are left to his grandson, James Ernest Torr...
Charles Tothill, who held the land under occupation licence from 12 January 1843.
The opening of a Primitive Methodist Chapel is reported in the Register,
12 October 1861, page 2h.
It is described on
5 June 1866, page 3c.
Photographs of the opening of St Edmund's Church and its committee are in the Chronicle,
2 August 1913, page 32.
The "Tothill's Creek School" was in charge of Stephen Daly and conducted in a chapel where he had an enrolment of 29 students; it opened in 1862 and closed in 1963; see
16 October 1862, page 3h,
21 November 1862, page 3g.
73/1872 shows the "Tothill's Belt School" being conducted by William Heithersay with 43 enrolled pupils; it opened in 1871 and closed in 1927;
examinations are reported in the Express,
4 October 1871, page 2d.
An Arbor Day is reported in the Chronicle,
24 August 1895, page 12a.
Also see South Australia - Education - Arbor Days.
The district is described in the Observer,
9 June 1866, page 6g.
- [It is] an incipient township somewhere on the old Burra road [and] proves that population and capital are both beginning to accumulate. Most of the farmers are German who migrated from Mount Barker eight or ten years ago when the soil there began to show symptoms of wearing out. They have done well and bought their farms... The shamrock also has a considerable number of representatives... The two nationalities do not coalesce well; but so long as their antipathies are confined to the negative and innocent course of each minding his own business, they may be left safely to themselves... (
Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Ploughing Matches.
A village now included in Mount Pleasant was laid out on section 7044, Hundred of Talunga in 1859 by Henry Giles who named it after a town in Devon, England, where his wife was born.
Information on a proposed Wesleyan Chapel is in the Observer,
6 June 1857, page 4h.
The opening of the of the Bible Christian Church is reported in the Observer,
21 August 1858, page 8e; also see
19 October 1859, page 2g.
The laying of the foundation stone of a flour mill is reported in the Register,
10 December 1862, page 3e.
- Mr Giles, having conducted the purchase of a mill at Lobethal, has set to work with great energy to reestablish it here, and the foundation stone of the Totness Mill was laid about a fortnight ago, amidst general rejoicing. This office devolved upon... two of our oldest settlers - Messrs Phyliss and Thyer... The christening was performed in a mixture of ginger beer and wine. A band of music passed up and down the main road with a banner flying. A stranger might have imagined the elections had been protracted beyond their usual time...
Examinations at the Totness Grammar School are reported in the Advertiser,
18 December 1868, page 3d.
Tower HillsThe Register of 11 February 1858 (supp.) locates them as "west of Penwortham".
Takes its name from 'Tewitty Creek' meaning 'reedy swamp place'.
The town is described in the Observer,
21 July 1877, page 7c.
The township of Towitta is surveyed on a stock travelling reserve and the site chosen on account of its proximity to a large and excellent water reserve, and as sufficient room is required for stock travelling on this track it would be most undesirable to extend the survey of the township any further either way... The strip of land which will be left between the proposed suburban sections will be admirably adapted and be found very convenient as a camping ground to all stock travelling through here, leaving plenty of room in the water reserve without molesting the residents of the locality.
A photograph of the opening of a new school is in the Chronicle,
18 March 1922, page 30.
A sports day is reported in the Chronicle,
30 December 1893, page 14g,
30 December 1899, page 16b,
7 January 1905, page 40d.
The story of "The Towitta Tragedy" and photographs are in the Chronicle,
11 and 18 January 1902, (supplements). Also see
18 January 1902, page 23.
An obituary of W. Mullighan is in the Register,
12 December 1902, page 5b,
Observer, 20 December 1902, page 45a.
The golden wedding of Mr & Mrs David Lambert is reported in the Register,
18 May 1920, page 4i.
A photograph of a motor-car driven winnower is in the Chronicle,
23 February 1924, page 38.
Townsend, Hundred of
William Townsend, MP (1857-1882).
Also see South Australia - Politics.
Information on Mr Townsend is in the Register,
4 September 1866, page 2g.
A presentation to him is reported in the Register,
24 May 1867, page 3f,
Express, 25 May 1867, page 3e;
also see The Illustrated Adelaide Post,
23 July 1867, pages 97 and 112,
19 December 1874, page 3a, 2 June 1875, page 2b,
24 January 1880 (cartoons), 17 March 1881 (sketch).
His obituary is in the Register,
25 October 1882, page 5f;
also see 26 October 1882, page 5b;
his wife's obituary appears on 29 October 1890, page 4h.
A satirical essay is in the Observer,
29 September 1877, page 13c.
The Political Manoeuvering of Mr Townsend
But like all other mortals, including his parliamentary colleagues, Mr Townsend was not free from human foibles as indicated in the following satirical piece written by ?Geoffrey Crabthorn? in the local press in 1877:
It's all up with the Register. Its doom has gone forth. In the opinion of Mr Townsend, MP, it has ceased to represent public opinion and that unparalleled patriot has promised if it does not mend its ways, and if its contemporary does not follow suit, to start a paper himself.... I am sorry for the Register, however. What a pity it did not take the other side and support the present Ministry...
Mr Townsend knows his mighty power and has sternly resolved not to hold his hand. He has been appealed to by mutual friends with tears in their eyes, but he is inexorable. He says he regards himself as a modern Brutus or a Marius among the ruins of Carthage - he is not certain which. He knows that
- it is excellent
To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant;
With the grammar carefully corrected here is the
Of A New Daily Paper for Adelaide
To be called
Sole Editor and Proprietor
William Townsend MP.
- I have quite determined to start MY NEW PAPER.
No one ever knew William Townsend say a thing he did not mean and they shall find they cannot defy ME with iniquity.
I mean to ruin the Register and to have a new colleague for Sturt at the new election. After that I shall let the Advertiser follow MY Paper at a humble distance and perhaps may still give it an occasional advertisement.
My paper is sure to succeed, for it will always represent PUBLIC OPINION and it will get plenty of Government advertisements, as I shall bargain for these beforehand.
At present the two dailies do not represent public opinion, for they oppose a Ministry whom a majority of the Assembly still keeps in office. This amounts to a vote of censure upon the two dailies and the backbone of this majority is ME, Cowan and Richards. Consequently, we three are Public Opinion and we shall settle the policy of MY PAPER among us.
I once read somewhere in a book that a great philosopher said the whole art of politics was to shout with the largest crowd. This is much easier than studying John Stuart Mill and I feel quite equal to it. In fact, except on a memorable occasion in my early days, when I knew no better, this has been MY RULE in political life.
To shout with the largest crowd is the only way to represent Public Opinion, which the two dailies do not do. It is moreover the truest consistency, and MY PAPER will therefore be TRULY CONSISTENT.
It is needless, however, to speak of the policy of MY PAPER. It will be careful never to have an opinion of its own, its function being to represent PUBLIC OPINION wherever that is to be found. If there is a man to be trusted to find it, that man you will allow is William Townsend. The country has always trusted ME and nothing but a most curious and unaccountable combination of circumstances has prevented me from assuming my proper place as a leading member - observe that I am too modest to say THE leading member - of an enduring Ministry.
The last person to checkmate me in this laudable ambition was Boucaut and I need not say the Boucaut will never receive the support of MY PAPER. If Public Opinion, represented by a majority of the Assembly, should once more support him, it will no longer be Public Opinion, unless indeed he takes in ME. With ME at his elbow he will be safe, for every one knows how reticent and trusty I am as a political guide.
I have always insisted that leading articles should be signed by the writers. The Leaders of MY PAPER will not be written by mere boys they will be written by ME. Every one will know, therefore, that their statements may always be implicitly trusted, and their arguments will be enforced with the weight of MY NAME. This alone ought to make MY PAPER a success.
The Literary department will be under MY special supervision and I venture to think that one whose popular lectures have added tens of thousands of pounds to the funds of all Literary Institutes in the colony will prove competent to the task. In the first number will be commenced a series of new, striking, and original papers, entitled ?Lights and Shadows of London Life?, the unfading popularity of which has been extolled in unmeasured terms in every leading paper in the Australian Hemisphere.
The Commercial Department will be entirely under MY control. This announcement is surely sufficient to ensure its complete success, and if any dispute should arise the lot will be put up again - (No, that won?t do; please leave it out.)
The News Department will be solely directed by ME and those who know how accurate I am in recording and repeating fact, and how skillful in relating elegant anecdotes and effective stories, will understand how thorough a success I shall make of it.
In conclusion, I need only state on the word of William Townsend that all my arrangements are complete, that already my subscription list is one that would astonish my most sanguine supporters, and that as all the mechanical appliances were ordered from England by the Lusitania, the public may depend upon the appearance of MY PAPER without fail on the very next
FIRST OF APRIL.
Now he is gone many might feel proud to leave behind them a record so full of proofs of public spiritedness, liberality and love to his fellow man, as he has done.
The Mail, 15 September 1934, p. 4, Register, 24 February 1857, p. 2, 22 and 23 October 1877, pp. 6 and 5, Advertiser, 15 August 1864, p. 3, Observer, 29 September 1877, p. 13, Manning's Place Names of South Australia, p. 313.
As it was named by Governor Jervois it, no doubt, honours a friend or acquaintance.
Information on the settlement is in the Observer,
21 May 1904, page 12c.
- [In] the surveyed township of Tracy, or Mongolata, with the exception of Dr Steven's house, nothing but pegs mark the spot where, in days gone by, some pictured in the dim future a thriving little township supported by an agricultural population... The rabbits are a little troublesome just now and a gang of men are digging out, trapping and dogging. For the past month they have accounted for 6,000 of the pest...
In 1842, David Wylie (c.1798-1853) owned section 273, Hundred of Adelaide which he called 'Tranmere' after his former domicile in Liverpool, England.
The Express & Telegraph of 26 November 1872 advertises "lots 86 and 87 on [Lefevre] peninsula to be laid out as the township of Tranmere."
The sale of residential flats is reported in the Register,
2 July 1917, page 6d.
Reminiscences of "A Historic School" are in the Register,
10 April 1919, page 4c(includes a photograph).
- ... Shortly after selecting the land, Mr Wylie built a home and school house... For many years [he] made his talents available in the education of the youth of Adelaide, and with the greatest success, for he himself was not only a rare and excellent teacher, but possessed, in an eminent degree, the art of communicating knowledge to his pupils...
7 February 1925, page 36.
An obituary of H.J. Rutter is in the Register,
20 July 1926, page 8g.
TraversbrookA description of B.T. Finniss' water mill "at Traversbrook on the First Creek" is in the Southern Australian,
21 March 1843, page 2d.
- [The ] water mill... is, we believe, the oldest mill in the colony, having been commenced by Mr John Cannon, in 1839. [He] used the machinery that he erected solely as a saw mill. In the end of 1840 it was purchased by Mr Finniss who took the original building down and had it completely rebuilt and altered into a flour mill. It has been used as such since April 1842... The mill is strongly built of red gum timbers and covered outside with stringybark paling...
Near Fifth Creek. John Trebilcock who owned land in the district - see Register,
15 July 1893, page 6b.
- The next orchard is that of another well known gardener, Mr John Trebilcock, a worthy sire of worthy sons... Its area is 15 acres which extends to what is known as Trebilcock Gully...
A school in the Summertown area; opened in 1869 it closed in 1870. It is remembered today by the 'Tregarthen Reserve' and a local road.
- It is worthy of mention as being one of the earliest of the hills settlements. It was christened years before the township of Uraidla or Summertown and Mr James Trenorden was its godfather.
18/1870-71 shows the school being conducted by Emma Samwell with 61 enrolled pupils; also see
23 March 1869, page 3d,
20 and 27 April 1869, pages 3b and 3c,
27 April 1869, page 3c.
Comprehensive information on the property and surrounding district is in the Register,
14 February 1893, page 6b,
18 March 1893 (supp.), page 1a:
It is worthy of mention as being one of the earliest of the hills settlements. It was christened years before the township of Uraidla or Summertown and Mr James Trenorden was its godfather.
- Higher up Mr T. Spencer has about six acres of fruit and vegetables. He came to South Australia in 1854 and settled at the "Sheepyards" as Tregarthen used to be called...
A subdivision of part section 395, Hundred of Andrews by Francis Trezize, farmer of Clare, in 1878; now included in Spalding. He came to South Australia with his parents in the Utopia in 1864, aged 12. A combination of his surname and that of his wife, the former Miss Tamblyn, a sister of William Lunn's wife.
A meeting re a proposed bridge over the River Broughton at this place near the "Flag Quarry Reserve" is reported in the Register,
2 October 1875, page 5.
- A meeting was held as Spalding... to consider the best method of getting a bridge or crossing over the River Broughton at Flag Quarry Reserve... The place was so bad that nothing but a bridge would be of service or outlast a single winter...
Near Lake Eyre North; also known as 'Macumba River'. A. von Treuer, born in 1822 in Bavaria, came out to the Bendigo goldfields in 1853. Shortly afterwards he came to South Australia, where he taught languages in private schools. About 1864 he entered the service of Sir Thomas Elder and R. Barr-Smith and acted as their confidential secretary.
Royal Geographical Society Proceedings Vol 58, page 17 says it was named by John Ross.
A presentation dinner to Mr Treuer is reported in the Register,
17 March 1883, page 6d while biographical details appear on 20 May 1887, page 5c
and his funeral on 14 December 1894, page 6h.
- A presentation was made at the German Club... to Mr A. von Treuer, who has recently resigned his position as Consul in South Australia for the German Empire...
TrevaleThe Advertiser of 6 January 1866, page 3b mentions this place near Williamstown.
Part section 287, Hundred of Adelaide was originally granted to the trustees of Holy Trinity Church, viz., Osmond Gilles, Charles Mann and James Hurtle Fisher as Glebe lands on 28 March 1840. The name occurs in Scotland where 'Trinity Lodge' was built in 1873 on lands of Trinity House, Leith which was a house for seamen.
Information on the subdivision is in the Register,
1 April 1920, page 5a.
- Much interest is being aroused over the prospective sale of what has long been known as the "Trinity Glebe" - 40 acres of magnificent land... with a frontage to the Magill Road ... This land was given as a "glebe' to Trinity Church by Mr Pascoe St Leger Grenfell and the indenture is dated 25 August 1836... The indenture provides for a cemetery of six to eight acres but, unfortunately, for Trinity Church, this was not taken advantage of. Had it been there would have been no North Road Cemetery. For many years the land was used for grazing purposes... The rector, on behalf of the trustees, received offers of a substantial nature some years ago, but the trust deed would not permit of a sale.... The government desired to acquire it in 1911 for an Old Folks' Home... and an Act of Parliament to enable the purchase was in the course of preparation when there was a change from Labour to Liberal power...
In Saint Vincent Gulf were named by Matthew Flinders on 24 March 1802. Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge, a close friend of Lord Horatio Nelson; a baronetcy was bestowed upon him in 1799 for services in the Mediterranean.
A note on its nomenclature is in the Observer,
5 April 1902, page 4a,
14 February 1912, page 2f.
- Captain Sir Thomas Troubridge was the brother officer and friend of Lord Nelson, sharing with him in many a glorious sea fight, in one of which he commanded the Culloden... [Later] he commanded the Blenheim and performed many deeds of valour... His fate, alas, was a melancholy and tragic one. [He] and his crew went down in a cyclone off the coast of Madagascar in 1807...
9 August 1851, page 8f; also see
SA Gazette & Mining Journal,
2 August 1851, page 2d,
21 January 1854, page 1d (supp.); also see
4 February 1856, page 3h,
5 January 1860, page 3c,
20 August 1859, page 7g,
7 January 1860, page 3a.
Also see South Australia - Maritime Affairs - Lighthouses and Lightships.
"Troubridge Shoals and Lighthouse" is in the Observer,
23 January 1858, page 6g; also see
8 October 1864, page 4e (supp.),
4 October 1864, page 2g,
8 October 1864, page 2f,
19 September 1865, page 3d.
A tragic loss of life is reported in the Express,
23 March 1867, page 3c.
A visit to the lighthouse is recorded in the Register,
4 May 1869, page 2h; also see
15 February 1876, page 6d.
The Troubridge Area School opened in 1872 and closed in 1873 - "it was probably renamed 'Salt Creek'."
The stranding of the Iron King is reported in the Express,
15 December 1873, page 3g.
"The Troubridge Calamity" is in the Express,
19 May 1874, page 3c,
30 May 1874, page 5c,
6 June 1874, page 8d,
1 August 1874, page 7a.
The laying of a cable to the lighthouse is reported in the Register,
16 October 1882, page 6c.
Reminiscences of its construction appear on
30 December 1905, page 5c.
Information on the lighthouse is in the Observer,
16 February 1895, page 13a.
The aftermath of an earthquake is reported in the Advertiser,
22 September 1902, page 5h; also see
13 November 1903, page 2d,
18 March 1904, page 1b.
Also see South Australia - Natural Disasters - Miscellany.
A photograph of stranded porpoises is in the Chronicle,
2 April 1910, page 31.
The town 48 km north-east of Gawler was surveyed in 1847-48 for J.H. Angas by Thomas Burr and Frederick Sinnett and named after a town in Cornwall, England.
The school opened in 1851 when it was conducted in the Independent Chapel - for later information see Register,
5 September 1862, page 2g,
30 December 1864, page 3f,
25 November 1872, page 7b,
24 and 25 April 1877, pages 5b and 6b.
- The want of proper school accommodation at Truro had been severely felt. No government assistance had been rendered in this particular for 25 years and the accommodation provided was quite inadequate for the wants of the place.... The building was in a very dilapidated condition and was not weatherproof. Several families had been refused admission owing to the lack of room and school furniture... About a 100 children were taught in the Congregational Sunday School and there were many children of Roman Catholic and German parents who might be got into the public school if proper provision for their reception were made.
3 January 1877, page 5c.
A report of a district schools' exhibition is in the Chronicle,
30 October 1926, page 53;
photographs of a public school show are in the Observer,
5 November 1927, page 38.
The town and Wheal Barton mine are described in the Register,
27 March 1856, page 2f-h,
17 and 23 October 1903, pages 4g and 8a;
also see Parliamentary Paper 66/1886.
Its first ploughing match is reported in the Register,
20 August 1859, page 3f; also see
15 September 1862, page 3d and
30 July 1859, page 2g,
28 August 1875, page 14b,
5 September 1868, page 3e.
Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Ploughing Matches.
The laying of the foundation stone of the Congregational Chapel is reported in the Register,
11 May 1860, page 2h,
23 August 1904, page 3b.
"A Church Jubilee" is in the Observer,
27 August 1904, page 3d (supp.).
Parliamentary Paper 130/1865-66 has a petition from residents seeking the establishment of a police station:
...the health of the inhabitants is often seriously endangered by the prevalence of nuisances such as dead beasts lying about, while there is no one possessing authority to compel their removal...
25 July 1867, page 3h,
27 July 1867, page 5h.
"Local Court for Truro" is in the Observer,
28 April 1877, page 6a.
Also see South Australia - Police.
A horse race meeting is reported in the Chronicle,
16 January 1869, page 9a.
Also see South Australia - Sport - Horse Racing.
An athletics meeting is reported in the Register,
30 August 1872, page 3e,
5 July 1873, page 3e,
21 August 1875, page 3a (supp.).
Also see South Australia - Sport - Athletics and Gymnastics.
The opening of the Institute is reported in the Register,
19 October 1875, page 7c.
A complaint about its rules and the aftermath appear on
23 and 25 October 1877, pages 5g and 6d.
A trial of "Taylor's Rabbit Exterminator" on Craigie Plains "25 miles from Truro" is described in the Register,
16 March 1880, page 5a.
Also see South Australia - Flora and Fauna - Rabbits.
A Foresters' sports day is reported in the Chronicle,
24 November 1883, page 6e.
"The most disgraceful act of rowdyism ever remembered to have been carried out in Truro was
perpetrated [against the Salvation Army] during Saturday night..." - see
Register, 6 October 1885, page 4h.
Also see South Australia - Religion - Salvation Army.
"The Stick-Up Case Near Truro" is in the Chronicle,
19 June 1886, page 23c.
Information on a cricket team is in the Express,
25 February 1888, page 2e.
Also see South Australia - Sport - Cricket - Miscellany.
Charles Grieve's farm is reported upon in the Observer,
3 October 1903, page 11c.
"A Model Orchard [A.B. Robin's]" is in the Register,
5 November 1903, page 6g.
Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Fruit and Vegetables.
"From Truro to Blanchetown" is in the Observer,
16 April 1904, page 11b.
Biographical details and a photograph of Mr & Mrs E.S. Kruger are in the Observer,
25 March 1905, page 25 and 20 May 1905, page 24a.
Biographical details of Charles Grieve are in the Register,
11 January 1911, page 8f.
A photograph of district councillors is in the Chronicle,
15 April 1905, page 26.
Floods are reported in the Observer,
1 March 1913, page 50e.
Also see South Australia - Natural Disasters - Floods.
The reminiscences of L. Judell are in the Register,
9 August 1920, page 7a,
14 and 28 August 1920, page 44a and 44d.
Truro - Obituaries
An obituary of Mrs Beattie is in the Register, 25 April 1892, page 5c,
of Rev R.L. Coward on 30 August 1893, page 5b,
of William Teasdale on 13 April 1899, page 4i,
of S.E. Walder on 30 September 1903, page 5a,
of Rev W.H. Newbould on 2 November 1909, page 5b,
of Mrs Charlotte Baxter on 19 December 1913, page 8a,
of Mrs Binning on 11 June 1920, page 7b,
of Carl F. Just on 21 August 1925, page 8h.
An obituary of Rev R.L. Coward is in the Observer, 2 September 1893, page 31c, of Mrs Charlotte Baxter on 27 December 1913, page 41a,
of Mrs Binning on 19 June 1920, page 19a,
of J.E. Scott on 10 December 1927, page 63a,
of Mrs Jane Newbould on 2 June 1928, page 49b.