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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

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BURFORD, William Claude

Service number 728
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 May 1894

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MCVICAR, Nelson Wales

Service number 1755
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Nov 1896

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SAINT, Melvon Edward

Service number 3287
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 May 1893

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OATES, Thomas Auburn

Service number 3281
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Apr 1890

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SANDERS, Francis Carstairs

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

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FOUBISTER, Bertram Stanley

Service number SX2513
Private
Born 15 Jul 1896

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MCKAY, Hugh James

Service number S76943
Corporal
7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 28 Apr 1895

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MCVICAR, Leonard Donald

Service number 2390
Private
Born 4 Nov 1894

Memorials

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Jamestown Memorial Arch*

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown HB02 - Boer War*

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Yatina HB1*Yatina Public School WW1 WW II Korea

Mannanarie Road
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown O7 Stained Glass Window WW II*

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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