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    Kopperamanna - Kyeema

    Kopperamanna, Lake


    Near Lake Gregory.

    General Notes

    For information on the Aboriginal Mission see Place Names - Hope, Lake.

    The mission is described in the Register,
    14 January 1871, page 5b,
    2 August 1880, page 6g,
    14 February 1882, page 5a; also see
    14 August 1885, page 6e,
    7 June 1888, page 6e,
    22 December 1896, page 11d,
    21 July 1898, page 7b,
    30 January 1902, page 7g,
    6 August 1904, page 40b,
    The Critic,
    9 May 1906, page 13 (photograph).

    "A Chapel for the Blacks" is in the Advertiser,
    30 July 1909, page 7b.
    An 1895 photograph of the Mission Church is in the Observer,
    26 May 1928, page 36.
    Also see South Australia - Aboriginal Australians.

    "The Kopperamanna Murder" is in the Express,
    29 June 1888, page 4a.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    A corruption of an Aboriginal word meaning 'water'.

    General Notes

    The Koppio Estate and surrounding districts are described in the Register,
    24 November 1902, page 7h; also see
    23 December 1902, page 8c,
    27 February 1903, page 3h,
    27 October 1909, page 9h and
    12 September 1905, page 7f.

    The school opened in 1905 and was changed to "Yallunda Flat" in 1906; it closed in 1970;
    Koppio South School opened in 1905 and closed in 1909.

    The golden wedding of Mr & Mrs Thomas Brennand (Brennan?) is reported in the Register,
    18 August 1908, page 4h.

    An obituary of James Telfer is in the Observer,
    19 July 1913, page 41a.

    Photographs of "flourishing gardens" are in the Chronicle,
    13 April 1933, page 32.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    Aboriginal for 'rainbow'. Its earlier name was 'Paddy's Station'.

    General Notes

    The school opened as "Paddy's Bridge" in 1897 the change being made in 1921;
    it closed in 1966.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
    Place Names



    Aboriginal for 'crow'.

    General Notes

    Its school was opened as "Hundred of Burgoyne" in 1926 becoming "Kowulka" in 1928;
    it closed in 1936.

    Photographs of grain elevators at the railway siding are in the Observer,
    30 October 1926, page 34.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    The town (proclaimed on 24 January 1884) and Hundred were named in honour of F.E.H.W. Krichauff, who was born in Germany in 1824 arriving in South Australia in 1848. He was Commissioner of Public Works in 1870 and is credited as the originator of the SA Forests Department. Both names were wiped off the map in 1918 and changed to 'Beatty'. The Nomenclature Committee suggested the name 'Mundawora', meaning 'native blackberry' but the Government opted for 'Beatty'.

    General Notes

    Also see South Australia - Politics.

    A dinner at Lobethal in honour of Mr Krichauff is reported in the Register,
    13 June 1868, page 6g;
    also see The Lantern, 1 April 1876, page 5 (sketch).
    Biographical details are in the Observer,
    19 October 1889, page 33b,
    25 January 1902, page 3b,
    Express, 1 July 1890, page 3c;
    an obituary is in the Register,
    29 September 1904, page 5a;
    also see Advertiser, 29 and 30 September 1904, pages 6e and 4d.

    The Krichauff School opened in 1886 and became "Mount Mary" in 1902;
    the Hundred of Krichauff School opened in 1901 and closed in 1903.

    A correspondent to the Advertiser on 19 November 1929, page 22d says:

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
    Place Names



    Aboriginal for 'growing'.

    General Notes

    The Advertiser of 18 May 1991 has a report indicating that, with the backing of the Vietnam Veterans' Association, members were planning to buy the land on which the town stands. It was intended to use it as "a bush retreat and a place to retire, with accommodation for disabled veterans."

    The school opened in 1926 and closed in 1945.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    A railway station 11 km east of Mount Gambier. Aboriginal for 'red'. Prior to the coming of the railway the district was known as "Red Camp".

    General Notes

    The Register, 6 March 1917, page 4 says:

    Also see South Australia - Transport - Railways - Miscellany.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    In the County of Adelaide, proclaimed on 29 October 1846. A corruption of the Aboriginal kaijepo,- 'grass place'.

    General Notes

    Also see South Australia - The Depression Years - 1930 to 1936.

    The school opened in 1921 and closed in 1943.

    Information on the Kuitpo Forest School is in the Register,
    9 February 1922, page 6f,
    11 February 1922, page 28c.
    "Forest Camp Schools" is in the Observer,
    13 June 1925, page 10c.

    "The Kuitpo Forest" is in the Register,
    26 May 1916, page 4f,
    "The Forests of Kuitpo" is in the Advertiser,
    27 October 1921, page 8e.

    The Register of 9 February 1922, page 6f talks of the Kuitpo Forest School:

    "Timber and Roads" is in the Advertiser,
    15 June 1926, page 18d.

    During the depression years of the 1930s the Rev Samuel Forsyth established "Kuitpo Colony" as a working camp for unemployed men. See
    7 April 1930, page 2a,
    The News,
    1 May 1930, page 10e,
    16 June 1930, page 5f,
    18 August 1930, page 9d,
    8 October 1930, page 5c,
    13 December 1930, page 3 (photographs),
    15 December 1930, page 3f,
    19 June 1930 (photograph),
    16 October 1930, page 43d,
    5 February 1931, page 53a,
    25 December 1930, page 40c,
    3 February 1931, page 7i,
    11 March 1931, page 10c,
    The Mail,
    4 July 1931, page 23d,
    17 October 1931, page 10e.

    Also see Advertiser,
    15, 17, 21 and 24 July 1931, pages 14g, 20f, 8e and 21c,
    20 August 1931, page 8d,
    29 September 1931, page 12c,
    1 and 6 October 1931, pages 6g and 9g-10c,
    15 January 1932, page 16e,
    13 February 1932, page 12g,
    21 March 1932, page 12d,
    The News,
    7, 11, 13 and 22 August 1931, pages 6d, 6d, 8c and 8d,
    3 September 1931, page 8e,
    27 April 1932, page 8d,
    11 October 1933, page 7d,
    The Mail,
    22 July 1933, page 17,
    24 March 1934, page 2,
    13 June 1934, page 18g,
    30 August 1934, page 8h
    The News,
    8 November 1937, page 10 (photographs).

    "Valley of Content" is in the Advertiser,
    6 October 1932, page 8i.

    "Prison Camp - Opposition to Kuitpo Site" is in The News,
    28 October 1931, page 6e.
    The Kyeema prison camp is described in the Advertiser,
    21 May 1932, page 16g,
    "Prisoners Who Do Not Want to Escape" on
    16 February 1933, page 8h.

    Photographs of fire fighting are in the Chronicle,
    9 March 1933, page 31,
    of a gala day on
    3 September 1936, page 32.

    A history of the Kuitpo Helpers' Association" is in the Advertiser,
    21 July 1937, page 10a.

    Information on the colony is in The News,
    27 February 1937, page 10d.

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    . Aboriginal for 'brothers'.

    General Notes

    Its school opened in 1930 and closed in 1940.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
    Place Names



    Aboriginal for 'to wait'.

    General Notes

    The school opened in 1923 and closed in 1945.
    A photograph of students is in the Chronicle, 17 December 1931, page 32.

    A photograph of wheat trucks at the railway siding is in the Chronicle,
    16 February 1929, page 42.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    An Aboriginal word meaning 'mallee eucalyptus tree place' (kula - "eucalyptus").

    General Notes

    A report of "The Kulpara Mining Company" is in the Register,
    25 April 1861, page 3g; also see
    3 June 1861, page 3c.
    The "Kulpara Mine" (also known as "Copper Hill Mine") was "located 4 miles from Green's Plains Railway Station and about twelve from Kadina" - see Record of the Mines of South Australia (fourth edition), page 45.
    Also see South Australia - Mining - Coal.

    A ploughing match is reported in the Observer,
    28 September 1872, page 6e.
    Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Ploughing Matches.

    A Loyal Kulpara Lodge sports day is reported in the Chronicle,
    1 September 1877, page 12a and
    a Youth Sports Day on
    9 August 1879, page 21e; also see
    29 December 1883, page 21c.

    Information on the water supply is in the Register,
    16 and 18 January 1877, pages 5e and 4h.
    Also see South Australia - Water Conservation.

    "Through the Hundreds of Clinton and Kulpara" is in the Advertiser,
    8 November 1877, page 7b.

    "Wants of Kulpara "is in the Register,
    21 August 1879, page 7a.

    "The Kulpara Murder" is in the Express,
    4 July 1881, page 3b,
    "Kulpara Shooting Case" on
    18 February 1910, page 1h,
    12, 19 and 23 January 1910, pages 8f, 5g and 5d,
    9 and 16 April 1910, pages 43b and 45b.

    "The Passing of the Travellers' Rest [Hotel]" is in the Register,
    28 March 1911, page 10b,
    1 and 8 April 1911, pages 18a and 41b.

    Biographical details of William A. Stevens are in the Register,
    15 February 1923, page 6f.

    The golden wedding of Mr & Mrs T.H. Davey is reported in the Register,
    6 March 1923, page 3f.

    A proposal to purchase a hall from Paskeville is reported in the Register,
    2 October 1912, page 9d,
    5 October 1912, page 17d.

    A photograph of the Methodist church is in the Observer,
    24 August 1929, page 8c.

    Kulpara - Obituaries

    An obituary of G.W. Brown is in the Observer,
    21 August 1909, page 40b,
    of T.C. Millard on 16 October 1915, page 46a,
    of John Millard on 30 June 1920, page 35a,
    of John Norris on 30 May 1925, page 28b.

    An obituary of George Philbey is in the Register,
    14 June 1913, page 13a,
    of T.C. Millard on 9 October 1915, page 8h.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    Near Waterloo. Aboriginal for 'resting'. Until 1918 it was known as 'Carlsruhe'.

    General Notes

    A photograph of a tennis team is in the Chronicle,
    1 August 1935, page 35.

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    The opening of a Wesleyan Chapel at the mine near Wallaroo is reported in the Observer,
    11 October 1862, page 3c.

    The mine is described in the Observer,
    8 May 1880, page 756d.

    Kopperamanna - Kyeema
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    Kurralta Park


    Dr William Wyatt arrived in South Australia in 1837, aged 33 and agreed to take up the position of Protector of Aborigines; later he became City Coroner, Magistrate and Inspector of Schools. In 1843 he built a home at Burnside called 'Kurralta', meaning 'on the hill'. The suburb was laid out on part sections 52 and 93, Hundred of Adelaide, by Henry Allchurch in 1918; portion of the land was once owned by Dr Wyatt.

    General Notes

    A history of Karrulta (sic) is in the Register
    26 February 1923, page 10;
    information on Dr Wyatt's will is in the Express,
    6 July 1886, page 2c.
    Mrs Wyatt's obituary is in the Register,
    15 March 1898, page 4g,
    19 March 1898, page 19d.
    An article on Dr Wyatt is in the Observer,
    7 January 1928, page 9a.

    "The Wyatt Trust" is in the Register,
    27 March 1919, page 4d,
    1 April 1919, page 3g.

    "Kurralta, Waterfall Gully" is in the Observer,
    31 December 1927, page 5c.

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    The name is probably derived from the Aboriginal kanjakatari; kanja - 'stone' and katari - 'surface water'.

    General Notes

    Its school opened in 1920 and closed in 1945.

    The town and district are described in the Register,
    18 May 1926, page 7f.

    "South Australia's Only Country Museum" is in the Chronicle,
    2 December 1937, page 51b.

    Also see Adelaide - Museums.

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    A subdivision of part section 85, Hundred of Blyth 8 km south of Blyth by Richard Roberts, farmer of Blyth Plains, in 1880. Rodney Cockburn quotes Mr Roberts as saying: 'I bestowed the name without a meaning.'

    General Notes

    Its school opened in 1881 and closed in 1988.

    Information on its water supply is in the Register,
    19 and 26 October 1891, pages 6c and 6c,
    18 November 1891, page 5b.

    Also see South Australia - Water Conservation.

    The town and district are described in the Chronicle,
    17 June 1899, page 19a.

    An outbreak of anthrax is reported in the Register,
    19 and 20 June 1902, pages 5d and 6i.

    A photograph of a new hall is in the Observer,
    23 August 1913, page 32,
    of a football team on
    16 October 1930, page 34,
    of a cricket team in the Chronicle,
    23 May 1935, page 33.

    An obituary of Hiram Longmire is in the Observer,
    29 June 1907, page 40c,
    of Mrs Stephen Neville in the Register,
    30 April 1913, page 12h,
    of Mrs Margaret Roberts on 9 September 1915, page 6g,
    of Richard Roberts on 14 August 1922, page 6h.

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    The first occupation licence in the immediate vicinity was allotted to Edward Townsend on 11 March 1847 at 'Cadnite Creek' and records show that the name was changed from Townsend's Run to Kybybolite in 1849. In a letter to the Colonial Secretary dated 2 August 1856 Mr Heighway Jones, who held an occupation licence at 'Lake Cadnight' (sic) from 19 February 1846 spelt the name as 'Keibybolite'. The Boandik tribe of the South-East had a word kiap-ba-bolite meaning 'four' (in number).

    General Notes

    A description of the area and the experimental farm and information on early pastoral leases appears in the Register,
    3 February 1905, page 4h,
    20, 22, 25 and 27 July 1905, pages 6e, 9f, 3f and 7c.

    The State farm is described in the Advertiser on
    29 November 1907, page 9f,
    29 November 1910, page 4a,
    19 April 1911, page 8g,
    20 June 1923, page 12a,
    8 May 1924, page 3a,
    14 November 1931, page 19b.
    Photographs are in the Chronicle,
    2 January 1926, page 38.
    A history of the district is in the Chronicle,
    28 December 1933, page 6.

    Photographs of a "Farmers' Day" are in the Chronicle,
    7 December 1912, page 31,
    of a carnival on
    6 June 1935, page 35.

    Its school opened in 1907.

    An obituary of Mrs Catherine G. Bradley is in the Register,
    20 May 1915, page 4h,
    of Mrs Elizabeth Matthews is in the Observer,
    14 June 1924, page 38b.

    Biographical details of J.P.D. Laurie are in the Register,
    25 June 1925, page 3g,
    5 December 1928, page 10h (obit.).

    The reminiscences of Mrs Kate Cumming are in the Register,
    28 April 1926, page 12b.

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    "Prison Camp System - Kyeema Extension" is in the Advertiser,
    18 May 1937, page 19c.
    See Place Names - Kuitpo.

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