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DUBLIN In the Beginning. 
            
The area known as the Hundred of Dublin was named by the Governor of South Australian, Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell. It was named after his birthplace, Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland.

GOVERNOR SIR RICHARD GRAVES
Mac DONNELL

The 6th Governor of South Australia
June 8th 1855- March 4th 1862
Sir Richard who was born in Dublin, Ireland
Named "Hundred of Dublin South Australia" after his birth place.
The Hundred of Dublin officially proclaimed on
May 22nd 1856
Township of Dublin officially proclaimed
April 17th 1876
Photo curtesy of the History Trust of SA.
Glass negatives Collection GN 34~
The first known land owners in the Hundred of Dublin were Messes Grant and Butler. In 1851, they secured a fourteen year lease in lieu of an occupation licence. 10/- per mile for 163 square miles of country was paid. Upon expiry of the lease or resumption, the land was to be included in the Hundred of Dublin.
When surveyed, the Hundred of Dublin covered an area of 91,520 acres and was officially proclaimed on May 22, 1856.

The township of Dublin was surveyed in 1873 and gazetted on April 13, 1876. Dublin is located on the Port Wakefield Road, 10 miles west of Mallala The town plan was based on the principles used by Colonel Light in the planning of the city of Adelaide. However, North and West Terraces were never completed as the town's boundaries.

Documents located up to 1998 do not verify whether Grant or Butler were the first settlers. Settlers who are documented include Thomas Stephenson in 1866, Charles Burney Young in 1873 and William and Jonathon Porter in 1874. Robert Dawson and William Camens also bought property in 1876. These pioneers all had original land grants within the township of Dublin.
Source:
Australian Dictionary of Biography,
Pastoral Pioneers of South Australia, by R. Cockburn, Vol I.
Lands Titles Office,
GRO (old system).

DUBLIN is a small town on the main highway 70km north of Adelaide, South Australia. It is in the jurisdiction of the MALLALA District Council. Although the population is quite small (241 - 2006 Census) the town services a number of other communities in the district, in particular, Thompson Beach, a popular weekend destination, Webb Beach & (Port) Parham.
The town boasts the best BUTCHER in South Australia and the best FRUIT & VEG store. Many travelers stop by here for their holiday, or weekend supplies.
Also in town is the excellent GENERAL STORE/Supermarket/DVD shop/ Post Office/ Hardware Store where you can get almost everything.
If you feel a little parched, or need a feed, just across the road is the "NEW DUBLIN HOTEL" where you can grab a drink, a snack, or a full 3 course meal and even take-away, plus, of course that couple of bottles.
But wait, there's more, at the BP ROADHOUSE you can always get Fuel at a very reasonable price, which, in many cases is cheaper than the city. They also provide meals in their restaurant or meals & snacks to take-away.

Hope you enjoy your visit to
DUBLIN

South Australia

 Check-out the STREETSCAPE & the football teams of the past

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