An Irish place name in the New World could enhance the migrant experience and diminish the effects of displacement if it evoked the familial and social comforts of home. The Irish people have always had a strong sense of place.
John Hope from Maghera, Derry, gave this name to his home on Koolunga Station. He arrived in 1839 and built Wolta Wolta in 1846. From a one-room cottage it developed into a substantial home. He is buried in the Anglican cemetery at Walkerville and…
Now incorporated under the Wingfield heading, Wicklow was one of the early small sub-divisions of Port Adelaide.