05.01.2019 – Hampton Village, Burra

To escape the high rent of homes charged by the mining company, townships that now form Burra were surveyed. A postmaster from Kooringa, Thomas Powell was one of those who lodged township plans for Hampton in 1857. Thereafter, the sale of allotments began and by 1866, there were over 30.dwellings and a Chapel built next to the stone quarry of Hampton Village. The miners and their families are long gone and it is somewhat eerie to walk the tracks around the ruins, along the way reading the various notices erected about the site. It looked to us that “Jacka House” is being restored. It is the most complete of the buildings.