"RIVERTON" Riverton by balhannah
Riverton Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 31 photos
Riverton is town with quite a few historic buildings. It's located 96km, north of Adelaide.
The first Europeans came in the 1840s.
James Masters, an innkeeper and pastoralist, sent his shepherds with herds of sheep, into the Gilbert Valley. Later, the district was surveyed in 1853 and farmers were sold 32 hectare lots of land.
The real change, and the real development of the town, occurred with the discovery of copper at Burra and Kapunda.
Riverton grew, with saddlers, wheelwrights and blacksmiths arriving to service the copper wagons.
Not surprisingly, the first building constructed was a pub, (unlicensed) which was opened in 1853 to provide alcoholic relief to the thirsty bullock drivers.
The following year a store, Post Office and Telegraph Office were opened and James Masters and Matthew Moorhouse named the new settlement, Riverton.
Plenty of walking was done here in Riverton, so now we will have a rest in the car as we travel onto the historic town of KAPUNDA
- In a nutshell:Lovely northern town, with lots of historic buildings!
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