Prescott’s Farm in Rose Park - Windback Wednesday

William and Christian Elve Prescott arrived in South Australia with their six children in 1838. The family first lived on Rundle Street, then from 1842, leased Section 262 (Rose Park) and 275 (Toorak Gardens) from the South Australian Company.

Their farm was bounded by what is now Fullarton Road, Kensington Road, Portrush Road and Swaine Avenue. The Prescotts grew wheat, barley, oats and hay, and later purchased a herd of dairy cattle.

In December 1938, the last load of chaff was sold, at which time the farm was prepared for subdivision.

This photograph was taken from what is now Watson Avenue, circa 1920. Burnside Local History Collection.

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