Marree, South Australia

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Marree is a small town in South Australia. The area was called Herrgott Springs by John McDouall Stuart who explored the area in 1859. He named them after one of his exploring group, David Herrgott, a Bavarian naturalist, who had found the artesian springs. The town was named Marree during World War One, because of ill feelings towards Germany. Marree was an Aboriginal word meaning "many possums."[1]

The town is 685 km north of the state capital, Adelaide.[2]

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  1. "Marree Hergott Springs". southaustralianhistory.com.au. 2010 [last update]. http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/marree.htm. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. "Marree - South Australia". smh.com.au. 15 January 2008. http://www.smh.com.au/news/South-Australia/Marree/2005/02/17/1108500204407.html. Retrieved 16 June 2011.