Cassini, South Australia

Cassini is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking Investigator Strait about 138 kilometres (86 miles) south-west of the state capital of Adelaide and about 31 kilometres (19 miles) from the municipal seat of Kingscote.[3][1]

South Australia
Cassini is located in South Australia
Coordinates35°41′07″S 137°19′08″E / 35.685370°S 137.318750°E / -35.685370; 137.318750Coordinates: 35°41′07″S 137°19′08″E / 35.685370°S 137.318750°E / -35.685370; 137.318750
Population81 (2016 census)[2]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Kangaroo Island Council[1]
RegionFleurieu and Kangaroo Island[4]
State electorate(s)Mawson[5]
Federal Division(s)Mayo[6]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.0 °C
70 °F
8.9 °C
48 °F
444.0 mm
17.5 in
Suburbs around Cassini:
Investigator Strait Investigator Strait Investigator Strait
Stokes Bay
Cassini Wisanger
Duncan Parndana
Adjoining localities[1]

Its boundaries were created in 2002 in respect to “the long established name” which is derived from the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Cassini.[1]

The principal land use is agriculture with a small amount of land being zoned for conservation. The latter use consists of the protected areas of the Lathami Conservation Park and the Parndana Conservation Park, and the strip of land along the coastline.[8][1]

The locality includes the former Cassini Station Complex and Mulberry Tree which is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[9]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Cassini had a population of 81 people.[2]

Cassini is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.[6][5][1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Search result for "Cassini (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0058094)". Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Menzies". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 June 2018.  
  3. ^ a b c "Postcode for Cassini, South Australia". Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Mawson (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Kingscote Aero". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Development Plan, Kangaroo Island Council" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. pp. 114, 135, 240–245 and 263–266. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Cassini Station Complex and Mulberry Tree". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2 June 2016.