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Pound keeper - South Australia

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    John Saddington Plush (1808 - 1892)
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When searching old newspapers on Trove the "poundkeeper" notices often come up. These are invaluable as a genealogical resource for finding those employed, either full time, or as a local service as "The Poundkeeper".

This person impounds stray animals, they advertise the beast as found, with a full description and a date where the animal no longer belongs to the owner.

What we have is a list of these gentlemen, and the district they served, usually lived in, and proof that they were alive and where they were living and the names/descriptions of those areas, some names do not exist now. Also as in the town Truro, it is now evident that it was a mining town named by Cornish - 'Truro, near wheal Barton mine."


  • Theburton - William Archer Deacon poundkeeper (arrived on the Africaine 1836) - article of court proceedings, South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839-1900), Saturday 5 September 1846, page 4


  • MARDEN near Paynham – George Bowker
  • ANGUS PARK– John S Plush
  • TRURO near Wheal Barton Mine – Alexander Mcleod
  • Section 87 District B – Philip Wheaton
  • SALISBURY – Samuel Chard
  • NORLUNGA– W King
  • MOUNT TORRENS – John Godlee


  • Meadows - James Potter
  • Lyndoch Valley - E D Satchwell
  • Mount Crawford - Robert Mitchell
  • Langhorne Creek - Robert Clifford
  • Upper Wakefield - Robert Hawkins
  • Mintaro - George Faulkner
  • Auburn - Charles Ansell
  • Kuringa, Burra Burra - D Macnamara
  • Appleton - James Hemmings
  • Tunkillo - Job Hobbs
  • Kanmantoo - Patrick O'Neil
  • Smiths Creek - William Crettenden
  • Truro - Hugh McDonald
  • Victoria near Kapunda - Richard Rowett
  • Yankalilla - Charles White
  • Riverton - Henry Sanders
  • Gilbert - Thomas William Hollings
  • Hamilton - William Gluyas
  • Ashwell - J Barrow
  • Mount Torrens - Christopher Bolt
  • Melrose - John Mooney
  • Sheoak Log - Samuel Smith
  • Section 92 district B - Whilip Wheaton
  • Angus Park - John S Plush
  • Noth Rhine - C Dansie
  • Mount Pleasant - Edward Brice


  • POLTALLOCK, Section 957, Leonard Lovegrove, Pound keeper
  • STOCKPORT, Thomas H. Ayliffe, Pound keeper
  • TUNGKILLO, Section 192, Job Hobbs, Poundkeeper
  • MYPONGA, Section 621, Alexander Cameron, Pound keeper
  • MAIDSTONE, Chain of Ponds, William Carman, Pound keeper
  • MOOUUNDEE. William Nott, Pound keeper
  • LEASINGHAM, Upper Wakefield, Robert Hawkins, Pound keeper
  • MINTARO, George Faulkner, Pound keeper
  • GLEN OSMOND George C Holton, Pound keeper
  • MUNNO PARA WEST, Section 4260, Wm Mitchell, Pound keeper
  • STRATHALBYN, Wm Noye, Pound keeper
  • TRURO (Township of), near the Wheal Barton Mine, Hugh McDonald, Pound keeper
  • KING’S BELT, near the Sheaoak Log, Samuel Smith, Pound keeper
  • MAGILL, Joseph Mercer, Pound keeper
  • CITY OF ADELAIDE, Benjamin Gurr, Pound keeper
  • RED BANKS, Grace Plains, Section 69, Wm. H. Marsh, Pound keeper
  • KANMANTOO TOWNSHIP, Thomas Patterson, Pound keeper
  • BETHANY (near Tanunda, Section 4, Moorooroo), Robert Hamdorf, Pound keeper
  • KAPUNDA (in the Hundred of), on Section 260, near Bagot’s Well, James Nicholls, Pound keeper
  • VICTORIA (Township of), near Kapunda mine, Richard Rowett, Pound keeper
  • APOINGA (Hundied of), Section No 10, Robert Parr, Pound keeper
  • HUNDRED OF HANSON, Section 2208, near the Cross Roads Inn, Samuel Boyle, Pound keeper
  • WILLOCHRA, Alfred Ragless, Pound keeper
  • SPRINGS Mount Gambier, James Stein, Pound keeper
  • MIDDLETON, W Field, Pound keeper
  • GAWLER TOWN, Samuel Serle, Pound keeper


  • H. Richardson to be pound keeper at Mil Lel.
  • Resignation — C. Williamson as pound keeper and salesman at Hundred of Bendleby.


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