Bethany, South Australia

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Bethany
South Australia
Bethany, Barossa Valley.jpg
Bethany as viewed from Mengler Hill
Bethany is located in South Australia
Bethany
Bethany
Coordinates 34°32′S 138°58′E / 34.533°S 138.967°E / -34.533; 138.967Coordinates: 34°32′S 138°58′E / 34.533°S 138.967°E / -34.533; 138.967
Established 1842
Postcode(s) 5352
Elevation 283 m (928 ft)
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Tanunda
LGA(s) Barossa Council
Region Barossa Valley
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Wakefield

Bethany (postcode 5352) is a small village about 2 km south-east of Tanunda in the Barossa Valley. It was originally named Bethanien, but was changed during World War I in an attempt to remove all German place names from Australia.

Bethany was the first settlement in the Barossa Valley area. It was settled in 1842, by Prussian immigrants who had leased land from George Fife Angas. The large portion of these initial settlers had arrived in 1841, with Pastor Gotthard Fritzsche on the Skjold.

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