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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
Long: 138.95916
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th October, 2003
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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

Source: MA
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