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Sedan, South Australia

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The History of the Sedan

Historically Sedan was a place to pass through. With no surface water it was only visited seasonally by Aborigines who lived along the River Murray or those who lived in the hills. White settlers lived seasonally in little huts that dotted the countryside.

They visited in the spring and winter, fed their stock and returned to the hills when the feed ran out. The Overlanders, using the ‘Old Sydney Track’, which was the stock route between the Eastern States and Adelaide, passed through Sedan.

The Hundred of Bagot was proclaimed on the 19th of April 1860. It was one of the many land releases of the time, relieving pressure on the Adelaide Plains and Hills for the developing Colony. People were then able to cultivate the land and settle permanently.

Early settlers were the Germans, seeking religious freedom, from Silesia and the British who sought better living conditions. The town is surrounded by dry-stone wall structures built by these early settlers.

With much Community effort by people with foresight our town and our heritage is what it is today. Nowadays you'll find a great country town with great country hospitality. Stop in at the local pub or a cold drink and a great feed.

Try our great local Heritage Trail Walk

Murray Plains Cycle Trek - Mannum to Sedan - pdf

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