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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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DALY, Michael

Service number 1531
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jan 1889

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MOORE, Stanley Roy

Service number 3819
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jan 1892

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CORNISH, Leslie Francis

Service number 3720
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Sep 1897

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DIXON, Alfred Granville

Service number 367B
Corporal
2nd Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 20 Apr 1883

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SANDLAND, Arnold Cooper

Service number 191
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Oct 1890

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SAINT, Arnold Michael

Service number 1216
Corporal
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Dec 1894

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BURFORD, Anthony Ray Edward

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

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CULBARD, Donald Herbert

Service number 2330
Sergeant
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1895

Memorials

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Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown Yatina Public School Roll of Honour

Mannanarie Road
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown and District Boer War Honour Board

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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Jamestown Uniting Church White Memorial Stained Glass Window

Irvine Street
Jamestown, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia

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