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Port Gawler, South Australia

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Port Gawler
South Australia
Port Gawler is located in South Australia
Port Gawler
Port Gawler
Coordinates34°38′52″S 138°28′15″E / 34.647717°S 138.47075°E / -34.647717; 138.47075Coordinates: 34°38′52″S 138°28′15″E / 34.647717°S 138.47075°E / -34.647717; 138.47075[1]
Population86 (2016 census)[2]
EstablishedBy 1869 (town)
June 1997 (locality)[1]
Abolished23 June 1960 (town)[3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Adelaide Plains Council[1]
RegionBarossa Light and Lower North[1]
State electorate(s)Taylor
Federal division(s)Grey[4]
Mean max temp[5] Mean min temp[5] Annual rainfall[5]
22.7 °C
73 °F
11.2 °C
52 °F
431.0 mm
17 in
Localities around Port Gawler:
Gulf St Vincent Middle Beach Two Wells
Gulf St Vincent Port Gawler Two Wells
Gulf St Vincent Buckland Park Riverlea Park
FootnotesAdjoining localities[1]

Port Gawler is a locality and former port on Gulf St Vincent on the central Adelaide Plains in South Australia.[6] Port Gawler is located 43 kilometres (27 mi) north west of Adelaide in the Adelaide Plains Council local government area at the mouth of the Gawler River.

Port Gawler was named in 1867 and a government town surveyed around 1869, but was officially declared to have ceased to exist on 23 June 1960. The boundaries for the modern locality were created for the long established name in June 1997, incorporating both the former government town and the private subdivision of Milner.[7] [3]

Local government

The first local government body established in the area was the District Council of Mudla Wirra, proclaimed in 1854. Mudla Wirra council encompassed those parts of the Hundred of Port Gawler and Hundred of Grace south of the River Light as well as all of the Hundred of Mudla Wirra. This included Port Gawler itself. In 1856 those parts in the hundreds of Grace and Port Gawler seceded to form the District Council of Port Gawler. In 1935 Port Gawler council amalgamated with Dublin and Grace councils to form the District Council of Mallala (initially called District Council of Light, much later called Adelaide Plains Council).

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search results for 'Port Gawler, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Government Towns', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Gawler (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b McEwin, A. Lyell (23 June 1960). "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929·1957: TOWN OF PORT GAWLER DECLARED TO CEASE TO EXIST" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1643. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 20 July 2018". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics EDINBURGH RAAF (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Search result(s) for Port Gawler, 5501". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.

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