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A memorial commemorates the Aldgate Pump after which the town was named.

The Aldgate area was surveyed and subdivided into sections and allotments during 1857. It had become firmly established on 23 July 1864 when Richard Dixon Hawkins, son of a London publican, who had arrived in South Australia on the Lady Fitzherbert in 1842, opened his Inn. It began as a Coaching Inn on the way to the Echunga Diggings in 1852. To attract as many visitors and customers as possible Hawkins, placed a water pump outside the Inn so men and beast could have a drink.

Location

Address:Mount Barker Road, Adjacent to Village Car Park, Aldgate, 5154
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.015205
Long: 138.7363
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Source: MA
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