Cox Creek (South Australia) facts for kids
Robert Cock emigrated with his family to South Australia on HMS Buffalo, arriving in December 1836. He led a small exploration party from Adelaide to Lake Alexandrina in 1837, on Christmas Day camping at, and with some difficulty crossing, the creek which was named for him.
A settlement was later formed on the creek, some few kilometres from where Cock and party made their crossing, first naming it "Cock's Creek", then "Cox's Creek", finally "Bridgewater" named after James Addison's Bridgewater Hotel and John Dunn's Bridgewater Mill, which was powered by water from a dam on the creek.
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