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Dalkey, South Australia

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South Australia
Coordinates34°11′S 138°26′E / 34.19°S 138.44°E / -34.19; 138.44Coordinates: 34°11′S 138°26′E / 34.19°S 138.44°E / -34.19; 138.44
Location8 km (5 mi) south of Balaklava
LGA(s)Wakefield Regional Council
State electorate(s)Frome[2]
Federal division(s)Grey
Localities around Dalkey:
Erith Hoskin Corner

Dalkey is a locality in the Mid North of South Australia. It was established as a private subdivision of section 171 in the Hundred of Dalkey on the main road from Adelaide to Balaklava. It is named for the Hundred of Dalkey which in turn was named after Dalkey in Ireland.[2] The boundaries of the locality were defined in 2000 for the long-established name.


The Dalkey area was initially used for pasture, but soon settlers found it good for growing wheat, which was carted by horse or bullock wagons to Port Wakefield for further shipment. Dalkey post office opened in 1866 and closed in 1910.

When German farmers settled in the area in the 1860s, their settlement was known as Sichem. A Lutheran school was built in 1868, also used as a place of worship until a separate church building was constructed between 1872 and 1875.

The District Council of Dalkey was established in 1875 with the council chamber being built at Owen in 1882.

The Dalkey Cemetery was registered in 1877.[1]

The Dalkey Lutheran congregation moved to a new church in Balaklava in 1899.[1]

A new school was built at Dalkey in 1905 and closed in 1917 as part of cleansing German from public life during World War I.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dalkey". Flinders Ranges Research. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Placename Details: Dalkey". Property Location Browser (LOCB). Government of South Australia. 16 October 2008. SA0017721. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. ^ "CLOSING GERMAN SCHOOLS". The Express and Telegraph. LIV (16, 152). South Australia. 12 June 1917. p. 3 (SPECIAL WAR EDITION). Retrieved 22 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.

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