Hamley, South Australia

Hamley is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Yorke Peninsula on the southern side of the urban area associated with Moonta about 130 kilometres (81 miles) north-west of the Adelaide city centre.[2][1]

South Australia
Hamley is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°05′02″S 137°36′01″E / 34.083790°S 137.600230°E / -34.083790; 137.600230Coordinates: 34°05′02″S 137°36′01″E / 34.083790°S 137.600230°E / -34.083790; 137.600230
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Copper Coast Council [1]
State electorate(s)Narungga[3]
Federal Division(s)Grey[4]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.8 °C
75 °F
9.8 °C
50 °F
330.1 mm
13 in
Suburbs around Hamley:
Moonta Mines Moonta Mines Moonta Mines
Kooroona Hamley Moonta Mines
Kooroona Kooroona Moonta Mines
Adjoining localities[1]


Hamley is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Narungga and the local government area of the Copper Coast Council.[4][3][1] Its boundaries which were created in January 1999 for the “long established name.”[1] Land use within Hamley is controlled by cultural heritage conservation requirements due to it being located within the historic site known as the Moonta Mines State Heritage Area where any use and associated built development must meet statutory planning objectives ensuring the promotion, conservation, enhancement and maintenance of the area’s “historic character and cultural significance”.[6][7]


The Hamley Mine (originally the Karkarilla Mine) was one of the larger mines in the Moonta-Wallaroo area, producing an estimated 10,000 tonnes of copper throughout its lifetime. It primarily operated from 1862 to 1888, although it was subsequently reworked by tributors and sold to another company in 1914.[8] Hamley was connected by horse tramway to East Moonta and Moonta Bay from 1869 to 1930.[9] The sites of the Hamley mine and associated tramway are points on the Moonta Heritage Trail.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Search result for "Hamley (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0029127) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Road Labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Postcode for Hamley, South Australia (Postcode)". postcodes-australia.com. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics KADINA AWS (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Development Plan - Copper Coast Council Consolidated – 28 August 2014" (PDF). Government of South Australia. pp. 154–156, 160, 305–308 and 382–387. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Moonta Mines State Heritage Area". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  8. ^ Drew, G. J. (2014). "Notes on the Moonta-Wallaroo Mining District" (PDF). South Australian Mining History. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Area History". National Trust of Australia, Moonta Branch. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Moonta Heritage Trail" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.