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Waterworth

Location:
11 Pier Street, Glenelg SA, Australia

Built in 1885 for Thomas Reid as a cottage, it was sold 3 years later to Sarah Sparks, wife of Henry Sparks, Manager of the South Australian Company, founder of both the Adelaide and Glenelg Ovals, and Mayor of Glenelg.

Waterworth

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At his own expense, Sparks salvaged wood from the wreck of the HMS Buffalo in New Zealand to construct the Mayoral Chair; now on display at the Bay Discovery Centre, Moseley Square. The HMS Buffalo carried South Australia’s first Governor, John Hindmarsh, to Glenelg in 1836. Sparks enlarged the home to an 11-room residence where he eventually died in 1900. Waterworth later became flats, a private hospital, and then a nursing home. It is now divided into three apartments. The HMS Buffalo carried South Australia’s first Governor, John Hindmarsh, to Glenelg in 1836. Sparks enlarged the home to an 11-room residence where he eventually died in 1900. Waterworth later became flats, a private hospital, and then a nursing home. It is now divided into three apartments.

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