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Gold Diggers Arms, Norwood
Title : Gold Diggers Arms, Norwood Gold Diggers Arms, Norwood
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Source : B 13393
Date of creation : ca. 1881
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 154 x 103 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Gold Diggers Arms Hotel, Norwood.

According to historian, Patricia Summerling, Norwood was only a small village in 1852. Residents regularly used the Norwood hotel for meetings, municipal discussions and especially for local council meetings. Between 1852 and 1856, the villages of Kensington and Norwood established their local council in the hotel foyer of the Gold Diggers Arms.

"Kensington and Norwood came into being on 7 July 1853 as the second municipality in South Australia. The council's first meeting was held at the Gold Diggers Arms on 1 December 1853" Summerling, P Down at the local : a history of the hotels of Kensington, Norwood and Kent Town, page 70.

Coverage year : 1881
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Norwood
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Summerling, P Down at the local : a history of the hotels of Kensington, Norwood and Kent Town Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 1998

Marsden, Susan Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Newnham, W. H. Old Adelaide hotels sketchbook, Adelaide: Rigby, 1971

McLellan, J Adelaide's early inns and taverns, Adelaide, [S. Aust.]: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1941

Internet links :


The Manning Index of South Australian History: Hotels and Lodging Houses

State Library of South Australia; General Information Factsheets Online; Houses and Buildings in South Australia



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