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Kadina Township
Title : Kadina Township Kadina Township
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Creator : Wyatt, William; artist
Date of creation : 1862
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Lithographic print of a panorama of the main street of Kadina. At extreme left is Robert Hall's store. The large building (centre) is Henry Nankervis's Kadina Hotel (the chimney indicates the location of his distillery). Further to the right is the Wombat Hotel (dark roof), and at extreme right is the two-storey White Lion Hotel. The railway line to Wallaroo is situated where the cart (foreground) is running

Kadina, situated on the northern end of Yorke Peninsula is approximately 10 km inland from its closest port, Wallaroo and 148 km by road from Adelaide.

Kadina, a derivation of the Narungga name for the area "Caddy Yeena" or 'Kadiyinya' meaning Lizard Plain, was surveyed in 1861 to become the business centre of the Wallaroo-Moonta copper mining field first discovered in 1859.

Today, this mining activity no longer occurs but Kadina has maintained itself as the administrative, shopping and business centre of the Yorke Peninsula.

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Coverage year : 1862
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Kadina
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :
Bailey, Keith,[1999] Kadina : a second look, [Kadina, S. Aust. : H.K. Bailey]

The Corporation, 1972, Kadina : 1872 - 1972,  Kadina [S. Aust.] : The Corporation

Drew, G. J, 1990, Discovering historic Kadina, South Australia, [Adelaide] : Dept. of Mines and Energy and the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula

National Trust of South Australia, Kadina Branch, [1970], Historical guide to Kadina, [Kadina, S. Aust.] : National Trust of South Australia, Kadina Branch
Internet links :
District Council of the copper coast > Kadina

Heritage buildings of South Australia > the photos by region > Copper triangle > Kadina



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