Petersburg, South Australia


The inland town of Petersburg, South Australia, started to take shape around 1870, and by 1880 the town had its own post office, shown here in a postcard from the early 1900s. In 1917, during the first World War, Petersburg was one of many places in Australia that was renamed to remove any hint of German influence. Since then, the town has gone by the name of Peterborough. You have to love the young girl on the porch to the left, and to the lady on the far right, one can only say, “Nice hat.”

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