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Brinkworth, South Australia

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Brinkworth
South Australia
The Junction Hotel, Brinkworth
Brinkworth
Brinkworth
Coordinates33°41′0″S 138°24′0″E / 33.68333°S 138.40000°E / -33.68333; 138.40000Coordinates: 33°41′0″S 138°24′0″E / 33.68333°S 138.40000°E / -33.68333; 138.40000
Population285 (2016 census)[1]
Established1892
Postcode(s)5464
Elevation122 m (400 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Wakefield Regional Council
State electorate(s)Frome
Federal division(s)Grey
Localities around Brinkworth:
Lake View Koolunga
Yacka
Marola
Burnsfield Brinkworth Rochester
Condowie Blyth Hart

Brinkworth (postcode 5464) is a town in the Mid North region of South Australia with a current population of 401. It is 31 km (19 mi) north west of the regional centre of Clare.

The Brinkworth area was first settled in the 1860s and the town laid out in 1892. Brinkworth is named after the early landowner, George Brinkworth.[2]

Transport

Brinkworth was a junction on the Gladstone railway line from Adelaide to Gladstone in the north. The other line from Brinkworth went through Snowtown to Kadina and Wallaroo. Both were originally built as narrow gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). These lines were converted to broad gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) in 1927 but are now closed.[3]

Governance

Brinkworth is in the local government area of Wakefield Regional Council, the state electoral district of Frome and the federal division of Grey.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brinkworth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 June 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Place Names of South Australia: Brinkworth". Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  3. ^ Callaghan, W.H. (2002). "Horse and Steam, Wheat and Copper". Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin (January, February 2002): 9–27, 46–63.


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