Bower, South Australia
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The area was originally the territory of the Ngadjuri people. The name Bower honours David Bower, a South Australian Member of Parliament (1865 - 1887) who donated land in the state for institutional purposes. By 1916, Bower had become a dispatch centre for mallee timber and roots. These were loaded at the railway station on the Morgan railway line and sent to Adelaide. Bower Public School operated in the town between 1917 and 1960, replacing an earlier Lutheran school forcibly closed during World War I.
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- "Lime Kiln Ruins". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
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