Paringa Hall at Somerton was the home of my great great grandparents James Francis Cudmore (1837 – 1912) and his wife Margaret née Budge (1845 – 1912).
The Hall was named after Paringa Station on the Murray River close to Renmark which was acquired by James’s father Daniel Cudmore in 1858 and transferred to James in 1859. That property was 260 km north-east of Adelaide and 4km of Renmark. The name is said to be an indigenous word for land or place at the river. (“Paringa Station, Murray River.” Treasures of the State Library. Government of South Australia, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. <http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=961&c=7551>)
|Stately Homes of Adelaide. (1928, December 15). The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), p. 14. Retrieved February 16, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58563058|
|DEATH OF MR. J. F. CUDMORE. (1912, August 17). The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), p. 3 Section: THIRD SECTION.. Retrieved February 16, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58184366|