‘Martindale.’—Cockburn’s ‘Nomenclature of South Australia’ states that the word ‘Mintaro’ is of Spanish origin, and means ‘camping-place’ or ‘resting-place.’ The version given is that in the early days the Burra Mining Company imported some Spanish muledrivers with their teams to cart ore. On their way to the Burra they were so struck with the fertility of the land on which Mintaro is now situated that they encamped there for some weeks, and subsequently made it a resting-place on their way to Port Wakefield with ore.