Australian Towns & Cities
South Australia: Echunga
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Established in 1839, Echunga is located in the Adelaide Hills. Gold was discovered in the area in 1852 and Echunga became the first proclaimed goldfield in South Australia.

Prior to the arrival of Europeans the area was home to people from the Kaurna Aboriginal language group. The name of the town was derived from the Kaurna word Ityangga, meaning "over there" or "close by".


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NEW Echunga Town Centre:
Meadows Rd in Echunga, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Echunga Town Centre:
Adelaide Rd in Echunga, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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