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|Established||4 September 1879|
|Elevation||55 m (180 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Wakefield Regional Council|
According to the Manning Index of South Australian History the "Nantuwwara [sic] tribe of some 25 to 30 once occupied the country from the River Wakefield, north to Whitwarta and west to Hummock Range", an area which would encompass the modern localities of Bowmans, Whitwarta, Goyder, Beaufort, Nantawarra and Mount Templeton. The term Nantuwara (or Nantuwaru) is considered to be a specific name for the northern hordes of the Kaurna people. Stone implements thought to have been used by the Nantuwara people were discovered at sites adjoining the banks of the lower reaches of the River Wakefield and added to a South Australian Museum collection curated by Harold Cooper in the 1960s.
The Beaufort had a school opened in 1917 and had 13 students in 1950 but has since closed.
In 1918 a Methodist Church was constructed in Beaufort. The church was closed and demolished in the early 1950s and rebuilt in 1953 91 miles (146 km) to the south in Clovelly Park, one of Adelaide's new housing suburbs at the time.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Beaufort (SA)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Placename Details: Goyder Railway Station". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 27 October 2008. SA0027256. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "Placename Details: Beaufort (LOCB)". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 12 May 2011. SA0042832. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- Manning, Geoffrey. "Place names: Nantawarra". Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia.
- Cooper, H.M. (1961). "Archaeological stone implements along the lower River Wakefield, South Australia". Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 34: 105–118.
- "SOME SCHOOL ENROLMENTS BEST FOR 16 YEARS". The Producer. 43 (5). South Australia. 9 February 1950. p. 1. Retrieved 2 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Beaufort Church Anniversary". The Wooroora Producer. XV (33). South Australia. 19 August 1937. p. 1. Retrieved 2 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Beaufort Methodist Church". The Areas' Express. XLI (2, 545). South Australia. 29 March 1918. p. 3. Retrieved 2 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- "NEWS FROM THE CHURCHES". The Mail (Adelaide). 43 (2, 141). South Australia. 20 June 1953. p. 20. Retrieved 2 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
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