Town History of Gumeracha

 


Gumeracha's unusual name is reputedly said to be a corruption of the local Aboriginal word 'umeracha' which indicated a good water hole on the River Torrens. Somehow, between the Aborigines and the meeting of the South Australian Company in London in 1841, the word ended up as 'Gummaraka'.

The town dates from the earliest European settlement of South Australia. William Beavis Randell settled at Kenton Park in 1837 and built a flour mill in the 1840s. By 1860 he had sold some of the land and the town of Gumeracha had been created.

 

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