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Tarlee

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

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Tara

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

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Suttonville

Mount Gambier was the destination of the Sutton family from Wicklow (see Dismal Swamp).

Somerton

Somerton is a suburb in the City of Holdfast Bay. It was named by James Walsh who purchased land there in 1854 and who hailed from this Dublin, Ireland suburb.

Sod Hut

Daniel O’Leary from County Clare arrived in 1840 on the Lysander. He leased this spot from G S Kingston. O’Leary was a leather maker and he tanned the first hide in the Province. He is best known for the large mill he established in Clare in 1855…

Slaney Island

The Slaney River runs through Wicklow and Wexford.

Slaney Creek

The Slaney River runs through Wicklow and Wexford.

Skillogalee Creek

This name is included because some say it sounds Irish. The word ‘skilly’ or ‘skillagolee’ is a type of thin gruel. One Irish connection with the South Australian place name Skillogalee is John Hope from Maghera, Derry who with John Horrocks stopped…

She-Oak Log

North of Gawler: in 1844 it was here that Captain Bagot’s plough that had been defining a road between Kapunda and Gawler broke down. Bagot improvised another plough from the forked branch of a she-oak tree and continue making his road. There has…