Information taken from The Barnett Family History – City of TTG Library & Ian Auhls Settlement to City
Edward Barnett and his wife Kitty (nee Chapman) came to South Australia from Perth, Western Australia. After residing at Woodville for a while they moved to what we now refer to as Golden Grove.
He was by all accounts a very good boot maker as there is a story told by Abigail Sawyer, a grand daughter, of a pair of boots made for a grandson still being around 50 years later!
Edward was 28 years old when he took up residence in Golden Grove and at that time there were about 20 – 30 houses scattered around. He and Kitty had thirteen children in total and were known to be god fearing, churchgoing people. The children helped to deliver the new or repaired boots and shoes and had the uncomfortable job of collecting the money owed to Mr. Barnett.