Burra is an historic mining town which saved South Australia's bacon in the early days of the colony, thanks to its copper wealth. Originally the town was a collection of villages, the earliest of which dates from 1845. There are many points of interest in and around the town, and a day's outing following the heritage trail is well worth the effort. The origin of the name has long been a bone of contention as the word means "creek" in both Hindi and the local Aboriginal tongue, and there were Hindu workers in the region in the 1840s.
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