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A plaque commemorates the declaration of Mount Torrens as a State Heritage Area on the 150th anniversary of settlement of the town.
Mount Torrens is one of a small number of places in South Australia that have been given State Heritage Area recognition for an entire area, because it is an outstanding example of a 19th century settlement in the leafy Adelaide Hills. The town was settled in the 1840's. Originally known as Barton Springs its growth was probably partly fuelled by a copper mine discovered nearby in 1845, then the town had a brief flurry of excitement in the 1870's when gold was discovered.
|Address:||Townsend Street, Mount Torrens, 5244|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.872725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 18th October, 2003|
This plaque was unveiled by the Hon Jay Weatherill MP Minsiter for Urban Development and Planning commemorating the declaration of Mount Torrens as a State Heritage Area on the occassion of the Town`s 150th anniversary
18 October 2003