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Tanunda is a town situated in the Barossa Valley region of South Australia, 70 kilometres north-east of the state capital, adelaide. The town derives its name from an aboriginal word meaning water hole. The town's population is approximately 4600. The postcode is 5352 the first settlement in the vicinity of what is today known as Tanunda was the village of Bethanie, settled in 1842. This village was settled by Prussian immigrants who arrived with pastor Gotthard Fritzsche. In 1843, the village of Langmeil was established nearby by Prussian immigrants who relocated from Klemzig on the Torrens river where they had originally settled in 1838, after arriving with pastor august Kavel. Tanunda village was settled sometime later. The village of Langmeil was named after a village of the same name near Zullichau in Prussia, the area from which the german immigrants had originated. The original german village of Langmeil is now the polish village of Okunin. Due to anti-german sentiments, both Langmeil and Bethanie in south Australia were renamed during the great war to Bilyara, and Bethany respectively. Langmeil had its name reverted from Bilyara in 1975. As the development of the Tanunda area continued, the villages of Langmeil and Tanunda were joined. Today the township is simply called Tanunda.

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