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Wolta Wolta

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…

Wicklow

Now incorporated under the Wingfield heading, Wicklow was one of the early small sub-divisions of Port Adelaide.

Wexford

Originally a Viking name, from the words esker fjord

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Waterford

Homesteads. Waterford is a 9th century Viking town. The name is Norse, Vadrefjord, not English.

Virginia

Para Daniel and Rose Brady from Cavan arrived in 1840 on the Diadem. They bought land north of Adelaide and named it Virginia after the place name in County Cavan that had been named for Queen Elizabeth 1. The first settlers in South Australia’s…

Tyrone

James Cowan named this place after his mother’s birthplace in Ireland. Tyrone is in Irish Tír Eoghan, Owen’s country

Tullamore

Homesteads. The tulach mór or ‘big hill’ on County Offaly is where St. Catherine’s Church stands.

Tullamore

Homesteads. The tulach mór or ‘big hill’ on County Offaly is where St. Catherine’s Church stands.