Source: The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia) 19 Nov 1937 Photo courtesy of Victoria Lampe
Mr. John Downton Hill. 69. who died at ins home at Balaklava on October 27, was born at Scott’s Creek, near Nairne. At the age of seven he moved to the Snowtown district with his parents, residing there for 48 years, and always taking an active interest in the affairs of the district. He represented the Everard ward as councillor for a number of years, was a member of the Snowtown Agricultural Society, Hospital Board and Liberal Union, and the Salt Lake school committee, and was for years associated with the Snowtown and Salt Lake Methodist Churches, acting in turn as trustee and circuit steward. In his fourteen years in Balaklava, where he took up land in 1923, the late Mr. Hill followed similar interests being a member of the Agricultural Society for the whole of that time and a steward for the past two years. He was also well-known in the Methodist Church as a trustee and steward, and was closely associated with the Bowling Club at the time of his death. He left a widow, one daughter (Mrs R. A. Hancock, of Woods), and four sons — Messrs. C. W. and H. R. (Balaklava) and G. J. and K. H. (Snowtown).