Clare, South Australia

Clare, South Australia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The town of Clare (postcode 5453) is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. It gives its name to the Clare Valley wine and tourist region.One of the first settlers in the area was John Horrocks, in 1839. The town itself was established in 1842 by Edward Burton Gleeson, and named after his ancestral home of County Clare in Ireland. The town was first named Inchiquin, which this was later changed. Lake Inchiquin is now the name of a reservoir located to the north of the town, near the golf club. A railway line was built from Riverton to Clare in 1919 and on to Spalding in 1922. It closed in 1974 and the tracks were removed in the 1980s after damage caused by the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983. The alignment now carries the Riesling Trail walking and cycling trail.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135887408
  • 9786135887402