Talk:Balaklava, South Australia

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First European child[edit]

I have removed two claims about the first European child.

The first known European child born at the site of Balaklava was a teamster's son, Jonathan Robbins, on 14 February 1859.[1] *James and Mary Dunn had a son (James) on 12th July, 1847, while living in Balaklava..bringing into question whether Jonathan Robbins can be claimed as "first European" child born in the area.*

The first claim is cited (the footnote reference is to a different newspaper than the URL following it) [2] but the article only says he was born there, not that he was first. The second is supported by an edit comment " I, Fiona Dunn, am a direct descendant of James and Mary, their son James Jnr, being my Great, Great Grandfather." but no published reference.

  1. ^ Chronicle, 27 December 1934, page 14.
  2. ^ "Mr. J. J. Bobbins.". Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 27 December 1934. p. 14. Retrieved 19 October 2015.