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Loxton, Riverland Region, South Australia

Loxton is a town on the south bank of the River Murray in the Riverland region of South Australia. At the 2016 census, Loxton had a population of 4,568. It is a service town for the surrounding districts. The area near Loxton is a significant citrus fruit and summer fruit growing area.

Major European settlement of the region began in 1894, and the town of Loxton, named for William Loxton, a boundary rider at a nearby sheep station (ranch), was proclaimed in 1907. In 1997 the local government of Loxton combined with those of Waikerie and Browns Well to form the Loxton Waikerie District Council. Wheat, wool, fruit, nuts, and grapes are produced in the area, and the town has a number of the country’s largest wine producers. Industries include engineering works and fruit- and vegetable-packing factories. The allotment of farmland to war veterans (under the War Service and Land Settlement Scheme) at Loxton, beginning in 1948, was the largest in the state. A historical village on the riverfront features depictions of the lifestyle of early settlers. The island conservation parks of Kapunda, Media, and Rilli are nearby.

 

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Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loxton,_South_Australia (accessed 11 Apr 21)

Britannica - https://www.britannica.com/place/Loxton (accessed 11 Apr 21)

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MILICH, Reginald Gilmore

Service number SX10067
Private
2nd/14th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Jul 1918

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GASCOIGNE, Peter Herbert

Service number 1682
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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HENDRICK, Howard

Service number 417371
Flying Officer
Born 2 Oct 1923

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WILKINSON-MAUDSLEY, Kathleen Winifred

Service number SF113303
Signaller
Born 28 Apr 1919

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BIRCH, Stanley Arthur

Service number 6722
Driver
Born 18 Sep 1898

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PROUD, Jack

Service number SX8217
Private
General / Motor Transport Company/ies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 10 Feb 1920

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ARNOLD, Rex Terrance

Service number 424096
Lance Bombardier
Born 10 Jul 1949

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FOX, William George

Service number 2871
Trooper
1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
AIF WW1
Born 22 Feb 1898

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Loxton War Memorial

Tobruk Terrace
Loxton (SA), Loxton Waikerie - South Australia, Australia

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Loxton Soldiers Memorial Rotunda

East Terrace
Loxton (SA), Loxton Waikerie - South Australia, Australia

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