John Dunn: the father of Mount Barker

Monday 19 August 2013

John Dunn: the father of Mount Barker

Presented by Don Goldney

John Dunn came to Adelaide in 1840 and after being offered land by each of the owners of the Mount Barker Special Survey he built a steam flour mill in 1844. Dunn and Co subsequently became, for a time, the largest flour milling business in the southern hemisphere with 11 mills and 74 agencies in SA, four interstate and eight overseas. Dunn was a figure of some substance, being variously a State politician for 20 years, a local Councillor and Justice of the Peace

Don Goldney has been a member of the Mount Barker Branch of the National Trust for 20 years and chairman for the past eight years. He is the author of Methodism in Unley and a collector of Mount Barker photos. Don also chaired the production of Pictorial Mount Barker, Then and Now.

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John Dunn: the father of Mount Barker

Presented by Don Goldney

John Dunn came to Adelaide in 1840 and after being offered land by each of the owners of the Mount…

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