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by Bev (subscribe)
Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published August 4th 2022
A 19th Century Wheatbelt town
Impressive War Memorial

Mallala is a small wheatbelt town located approximately 63 kilometres north of Adelaide. Before the arrival of Europeans, Mallala was part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. The word "Mallala" is said to be derived from a Kaurna Aboriginal word "madlola" which means "place of the ground frog".

Resting area with rotunda

Right in the town centre is a very impressive First World War Memorial. The memorial is in honour of ten men from the district who were killed in the war. The men died in France, Palestine and Egypt. The bottom of the monument is in the shape of a dome with a map of Australia. At the top are ten pillars and the Cross of Sacrifice. The memorial was dedicated in October 1922.

Across the memorial is a big paved area with benches and a nice rotunda to take a rest. The town even offers free wifi for travellers.

Mallala Hotel

Main street with shops

Also right in the town centre is the Mallala Museum. The museum was previously an old Flour Mill used to process the local wheat harvest in 1878. It contains an interesting collection of local memorabilia. It also housed a large display on the life and stories of the local community. The museum is open only on Sunday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

House along main street

Along the main street is also a hotel, a takeaway shop, an IGA supermarket and a Post Office. Old beautiful houses are also part of the town's history.

An interesting 19th-century South Australian Wheatbelt town, Mallala is worth a visit.
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