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Neukirch Lutheran church
Ebenezer is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Established 1852 (sub-division)
16 March 2000 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5355
LGA(s) Light Regional Council
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Ebenezer:
Koonunga St Kitts
Moppa Ebenezer Truro
Nuriootpa Light Pass Stockwell

Ebenezer is a locality in the northern Barossa Valley of South Australia. It includes the historic Ebenezer settlement settled by 72 Wendish Lutherans who had migrated from Silesia in January 1852.

The modern locality of Ebenezer includes the nearby Neukirch settlement founded in 1854 by another group of Lutheran immigrants. Neukirch was renamed to Dimchurch in 1918 as part of the wholesale removal of German placenames in South Australia. The original name was restored in 1975.

In either 1868 or 1869, 56 German settlers left Ebenezer in 14 covered wagons and two spring carts to settle in the town of Walla Walla in the Riverina area of New South Wales.

Ebenezer originally started in 1851 a private sub-division in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Belvidere. Boundaries were created for the “long established name” in 2000.

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