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 Virginia were fleeing the Irish potato famine.
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“Virginia,” Irish Place Names in Australia, accessed November 20, 2017, http://irishplaces.flinders.edu.au/items/show/354.