|The following information is a copy of JK Stokes data on Mount Barker as contained in her Rootsweb (Ancestory.com) Genealogy Website and has been included here with permission. No alterations or additions may be made to her information without further permission, although relevant comments and/or additions are welcome to be added at the bottom of each page. (copied July 2014)|
It has been some time - probably close to 2 years - since I took my Mt Barker site down for reconstruction and movement to a new home. Bowing to pressure I have overhauled the site and it now has a new home.
The town of Mount Barker in South Australia, lies at the foot of the mountain after which it is named. A pretty rural town in its early days, has now become a satellite suburb of Adelaide, some 35 kilometres from the city centre, along the South Eastern Freeway.
The purpose of this site is to give researchers some insights into the early days of the town, as it enjoys the 160th year of its existence. It is my intention to include as much information as I can here about the town, its history and its residents. The links below will take you to that information.
As a fifth generation native of the town, and having been born and raised there, I have always been interested in the history of Mt Barker and its surrounding areas. I have collected a lot of information over the years, which I am happy to share with others. If you find an item here, and would like to know more about it, please contact me (Julie Stokes) by email.
- History - Discovery to Settlement
- Hotels, Inns and Wine Shanties
- Schools and Academic Institutions
- Doctors, Midwives and medicine
- Blacksmiths and other businesses
- Fire Fighting
- Law and Order
- Cemeteries and Final Resting Places
- Keeping the Faith
- People and places
- Maps, diagrams and photographs of Mt Barker
- Research Resources for Mt Barker and District
- Sport in Mt Barker
page last updated 28 October 2005