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Wild Horse Plains, South Australia

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Wild Horse Plains
South Australia
Wild Horse Plains
Wild Horse Plains
Coordinates34°21′36″S 138°17′36″E / 34.360070°S 138.293260°E / -34.360070; 138.293260Coordinates: 34°21′36″S 138°17′36″E / 34.360070°S 138.293260°E / -34.360070; 138.293260
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Adelaide Plains Council[3]
State electorate(s)Narungga[4]
Federal division(s)Grey[5]
Localities around Wild Horse Plains:
Proof Range Inkerman Avon
Gulf St Vincent Wild Horse Plains Long Plains
Gulf St Vincent Windsor, Parham Windsor

Wild Horse Plains is a locality in South Australia on the eastern coastline of Gulf St Vincent about 69 kilometres (43 miles) north-northwest of the Adelaide city centre.[6] Its name is attributed to Thomas Day, who found wild horses grazing within the locality around 1870.[7] Its boundaries, created in June 1997, include the town of Wild Horse Plains, established in 1881 on Port Wakefield Road, and the former Government Town of Lorne.[1] Port Lorne Road marks most of the northern boundary of Wild Horse Plains and is the access road to the former township of Lorne.[6]

Wild Horse Plains lies within the federal Division of Grey, the state electoral district of Narungga[4] and the local government area of the Adelaide Plains Council.[3][5]

The post office opened in 1878, continued as a telephone exchange and closed in 1979. [1][8]

See also


  1. ^ a b Life around the Light, A history of the Mallala District Council Area. The Community Development Board of the Council District of Mallala. December 1985. pp. 22–23. ISBN 0-9588959-0-2.
  2. ^ a b "Wild Horse Plains, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Development Plan - Mallala Council" (PDF). Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. pp. 212, 248 & 366. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 20 July 2018". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Search result for " Wild Horse Plains (LOCB)" (Record no SA0062509)". Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Wild Horse Plains". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Home Page, Postmarks: WILD HORSE PLAINS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, NEAR ADELAIDE, POST MARK". www.auspostalhistory.com. Retrieved 27 August 2017.

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