Jamestown

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"Jamestown, originally inhabited by the Ngadjuri people, was first explored by Edward John Eyre and his party in 1839. European pastoralists settled the area around Jamestown a few years later, running sheep on large pastoral stations. Following the passing of the Wastelands Amendment Act (Strangways Act) in 1869, the stations were opened up for agricultural settlement, with the prime aim being to increase wheat production. The land was surveyed into 100 square mile areas, known as Hundreds, and the district’s first farmers (purchasing up to 640 acres each) arrived in time to sow their first crop in the autumn of 1871. Surveyed in the Hundred of Belalie, the township of Jamestown was named after Governor of the day, Sir James Fergusson (whose Scottish background is reflected in many of Jamestown’s street names). Agriculture in the district developed rapidly, and with Bundaleer Forest established during this time as well, a myriad of opportunities opened up for enterprising business men and women."

Extract from "Visit Jamestown". Read the town's full history here (www.visitjamestown.com.au).

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from Jamestown

BROOKS, Joseph Johnson

Service number OFFICER
Major
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jul 1887

FOUBISTER, Claude

Service number 544
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jan 1895

MITCHELL, Hedley

Service number 3815
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 May 1893

SYMONDS, Andrew Thomas

Service number S72990
Sergeant
Born 22 Dec 1892

SANDERS, Francis Carstairs

Service number 416155
Flying Officer
No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 20 Jul 1920

YEATES, Andrew Powell

Service number 211
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jun 1859

KIRK, Archibald George

Service number 10771
Driver
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 17 Mar 1896

MINTERN, Alan John

Service number 1702
Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

Memorials

Showing 4 memorials of interest from Jamestown

Jamestown Lone Pine

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

Jamestown Trooper Goodes Boer War Memorial

Cnr Irvine & Ayr Streets
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

Jamestown Hornsdale Roll of Honor

Mannanarie Road Jamestown
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

Jamestown Uniting Church Williams Memorial Board

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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