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Situated a short distance from the River Torrens about 23 miles from Adelaide, it occupies an unsurpassable situation on a gentle slope guarded on its southern boundary by two silent sentinels, Kenton and Salem Hills, between which a very pretty road, accompanied by the music of an ever-running stream leads out to Kenton Valley and the Onkaparinga district.

A History of Gumeracha and District 1839-1939, J E Monfries (ed.), Adelaide:Lynton Publications Pty Ltd, 1939. 

Settled on the site of a perpetual waterhole "Umeracha", used by the Peramangk people, Gumeracha still attracts the same kind of effusive praise from its residents half a century later. In 1855, William Randell allocated land for a township, which prospered from agricultural activity including Randell's flour mill. Gumeracha's military history began with the establishment of the Gumeracha Mounted Rifles in 1890 by the Defence Department, which commissioned Dr. Angove of Teatree Gully to raise the required men. As with many country towns, multiple generations of Gumeracha families served Australia, from the Boer War.



Showing 8 people of interest from Gumeracha

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GREEN, William Harry

Service number 263
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
Born 29 Oct 1878

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HECTOR, Frederick Harold

Service number S51598
1st Royal Australian Engineers Training Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 14 Jul 1910

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HANNA, Richard Norman

Service number 2457
4 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
Born 21 Apr 1883

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LEE, Vivian Arnold

Service number S76817
2nd (Northern Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 27 Apr 1897

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MOORE, John Hartley

Service number 179
4th Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 2 Oct 1874

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COLBEY, Robert Sabey

Service number PA1900
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 18 Nov 1916

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AHRENS, Cecil Claude

Service number 4726
50th Infantry Battalion
Born 19 Mar 1897

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POPLE, Joffrey Leonard

Service number SX6203
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 30 May 1916


Showing 4 memorials of interest from Gumeracha

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Torrens Valley Road
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia

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Albert Street
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia

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Torrens Valley Road
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia

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Gumeracha Uniting Church WWII Stained Glass Window

5 Wellington Street
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia