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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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TURNER, Richard George

Service number 106
Second Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
British Army
Born 30 Jan 1894

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CHAMPNESS, Leslie

Service number 2271
Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Feb 1881

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DICKSON, Frederick Vincent Roy

Service number 1536
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 5 Nov 1890

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HENESS, Charles

Service number 5138
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Mar 1894

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ROSIE, William Gordon

Service number 275
Gunner
2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AIF WW1
Born 4 Nov 1893

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PARRINGTON, Harold

Service number 2861
Private
12th Light Trench Mortar Battery
AIF WW1
Born 31 May 1892

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GROWDEN, Kym Milton

Service number 44562
Private
Born 26 Jul 1950

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BURFORD, Anthony Ray Edward

Service number 3042
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Dec 1891

Memorials

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Jamestown O7 Stained Glass Window WW II*

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 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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