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06-February-2023
06-February-2023

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The park commemorates the arrival of Samuel Mills (1803 - 1872) in South Australia in 1839.  He was the first person to grow wheat in the District.
 

Location

Address:Foot Track, Balaklava, 5461
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.141111
Long: 138.425111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription

Samuel Mills

1803 - 1872

This memorial park commemorates the arrival of Samuel Mills in South Australia, from Scotland on June 19th, 1839.

After experimental farming in the Millswood area he became the first person to grow wheat in this District.

The land was donated by Jennifer Tiller, Gordon, Adrian and Philip Shepherd and Yvonne Molineux.

Descendants of the above and handed over to Council on June 11th 1989.

Source: MA
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