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Moncrieff Bay

Named after Alexander Moncrieff from Dublin who arrived in 1875 who was the railway engineer for the Port Augusta to Oodnadatta project, president of the Institute of Surveyors in 1901 and in 1909 Engineer-in-Chief for the South Australian Railways

Bagot Range

Captain Bagot, an Irish emigration agent for Clare was born and raised in County Kildare. He arrived in 1840 on the Mary Dugdale with hundreds of immigrants mostly from Ireland’s County Clare. Bagot built a large house in Stanley Street, North…

Bagot’s Head Station

Captain Bagot, an Irish emigration agent for Clare was born and raised in County Kildare. He arrived in 1840 on the Mary Dugdale with hundreds of immigrants mostly from Ireland’s County Clare.

Bagot built a large house in Stanley Street, North…

Adare

Garden party at 'Adare', Victor Harbor
The name Adare is associated with the pastoral pioneer family the Cudmores from Limerick. Adare House in Victor Harbor is now a conference centre. It was a cottage when Daniel Cudmore bought it in 1891. He added turrets and a cellar and the cottage…

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Mount Bates

On the border of South Australia and Western Australia, Mount Bates is named after Daisy Bates.

Mahoney’s Paddock

David Mahony from Kerry settled in Gawler in the 1840s and married the daughter of John Reid. Mahony’s Paddock encompassed most of Gawler east.

Moody

This hundred is named for Derry-born David Moody M.P. who arrived from Victoria in 1858 and took up land at Kapunda. He was the first president of Kapunda’s Liberal Union political party and served as a member of the South Australian Parliament…

Mount Gunson

North-west of Port Augusta, Mount Gunson is named after Limerick born Dr John Michael Gunson who arrived in the Grassmer in 1852. He served on the University of Adelaide council and was medical officer to the Hibernian Benefit Society, a director of…

Bandon

This Hundred was named for the Irish town in County Cork by Governor Buxton in honour of Sir George Strickland Kingston who arrived aged 29 as Deputy Surveyor to Colonel Light. Kingston-designed buildings still standing include parts of Government…

MacDonnell County

Governor Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell from Dublin named all of these places. He arrived in the Province in 1855 and in his seven years as governor he was involved the literary arts, education, the volunteer defence movement, and exploration of the…