town in South Australia

Kapunda is a town in South Australia, 79 km north of Adelaide.[1] First settled in 1842, it is the oldest copper mining town in Australia.[2] The name Kapunda comes from an Aboriginal words cappie oonda, which meant spring of water.[1]

Old convent building in Kapunda


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kapunda". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  2. "Kapunda". southaustralianhistory.com.au. 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2011.