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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

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GROWDEN, Kym Milton

Service number 44562
Private
Born 26 Jul 1950

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PENNA, Richard Thomas

Service number 2653
Private
5th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Sep 1893

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MCKAY, Ronald John Leslie

Service number 5410
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Feb 1898

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MCVICAR, Alexander Bruce

Service number S74387
Private
8th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 23 Sep 1892

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CHAMBERS, Clarence Victor

Service number 614
Lieutenant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 17 Nov 1895

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TURNER, Harold Morris

Service number 4895
Private
13th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jun 1897

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CARMICHAEL, David

Service number 1922
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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MCKAY, Hugh James

Service number S76943
Corporal
7th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 Apr 1895

Memorials

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Jamestown and District Boer War Honour Board

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown Soldiers Memorial Gardens

Corner Irvine St and Doon Terrace
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown and District WW2 Honour Roll

Ayr Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown Methodist Church WW2 Roll of Honour

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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