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Torrens River

These are named after Derry-born Colonel Torrens, Chairman of the South Australian Colonisation Commission. He never visited South Australia, but did buy land here. Torrensville is named after Robert Richard Torrens who arrived on the Brightman in…


Tír na nóg is the mythological ‘land of youth’ where Oisín, son of Finn Mac Cumhal lived for 300 years. Anxious to visit the land of mortals again, he rode a fairy horse, but on dismounting he forgot about the spell and on touching the ground he was…

Tipperary Dam

Tipperary and Clare were the origins of the majority of nineteenth century Irish migrants in South Australia.


Homesteads. The river Ara in Ireland gave its name to the Irish place name along with the word for a ‘well’, tiobar.


It is generally accepted that Tarlee is a misspelling of the name Tralee, County Kerry’s largest town. In the Northern Argus of June 7, 1899 a report on the death of Robert McEllister misspells his ancestral home as ‘Tarlee’, Kerry, Ireland. The…

Tara Hall

The ancient site of Irish kings is a popular name for homesteads. The Irish Teamhair means ‘elevated hill’ or ‘assembly point’, or it is named after the earth goddess Temair