Take a walk through Jamestown’s well-maintained cemetery to visit the graves of your ancestors.
You’ll also find the headstones of many pioneers of Jamestown and district.
See the bust of Jamestown’s first mayor and doctor, Dr John Cockburn at the eastern end of Ayr St, in the centre of the annual mural festival exhibits.
Dr Cockburn went on to become Premier of SA and prepared the enabling legislation in 1897 that paved the way for Federation in 1901.
If geneaology has brought you to Jamestown, then the local history centre is for you. Friendly volunteers will help you source information about your family members.
Look through heritage photos, local newspapers (from 1878 to present) and cemetery and school records.
Jamestown’s Railway Station Museum has many stories to tell, with themed rooms covering sport, home activities, and social stories.
Featured are some of the people who worked toward making Jamestown what it is today: MS McLeod; Dr James Cockburn; the Gordon family; Sir Hubert Wilkins and inventors Both and Trilling.