Mitcham, South Australia facts for kids
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Adelaide, South Australia
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Mitcham is an inner-southern suburb of Adelaide in the City of Mitcham.
Created as a village separate from Adelaide ("Mitcham Village"), it was ancillary to a sheep station at Brown Hill Creek belonging to the South Australia Company. Prior to British colonisation, the area was inhabited by the Kaurna, an Aboriginal people. A group of about 150 Kaurna formerly camped at "Wirraparinga", now Mitcham reserve (known for many years as "Brown Hill Creek reserve").
Theodore Ambrose (1880–1947) medical practitioner
John Harvey Finlayson (1843–1915) newspaper editor
Laura Margaret Hope (1868–1952) medical practitioner
Doris Egerton Jones (1889–1973) writer
Ellen Thornber (1851–1947) schoolmistress
Joseph Garnett Wood (1900–1959) botanist
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