William Oldham

Title

William Oldham

Subject

Birthplace

Dublin

Occupation

Teacher
Mine Captain
Congregational Minister

Biographical Text

The same year Thomas O’Halloran arrived the Lady Goderich brought William and Sarah Oldham from Dublin. William started off teaching English to the indigenous children in Adelaide and then moved north: first to Gawler where he was a tutor to the Reids, an Irish family, and then to Kapunda where his contribution to that developing town included being postmaster and bank manager. Later he was mine captain at Angaston. In Kapunda Oldham also served as a Congregational Minister and was the conductor of the Kapunda Philharmonic Society. Oldham House, his 1860s home in Kapunda, has been restored and operates as a bed and breakfast.

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Collection

Citation

“William Oldham,” Irish Place Names in Australia, accessed August 23, 2017, http://irishplaces.flinders.edu.au/items/show/375.