Hundred of Cameron
The Hundred of Cameron is a cadastral unit of hundred located in the Mid North of South Australia centred on Lake Bumbunga. The northern Hummock Range occupies much of the western half of the area and the Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line runs near and parallel to the eastern boundary. It is one of the 16 hundreds of the County of Daly. It was named in 1869 by Governor James Fergusson for early pioneer Hugh Cameron.
|Established||18 February 1869|
|Area||306 km2 (118.1 sq mi)|
In 1888 the Hundred of Cameron was annexed to the District Council of Port Wakefield as part of the District Councils Act 1887. On 6 February 1890, following much vibrant discussion by ratepayers as to the pros and cons, the hundred was formally severed from the council of Port Wakefield and annexed to the District Council of Snowtown as the new Cameron ward.
In 1987 it retained its status as a ward in the consolidated District Council of Blyth-Snowtown before being reunited, for the purposes of local governance, with Port Wakefield following the amalgamation of Blyth-Snowtown and Wakefield Plains council into the new Wakefield Regional Council in 1997. Since then the hundred has been a part of the much larger North ward of the Wakefield council.
- "Search for 'Hundred of Cameron' (ID SA0011947)". Land Services, Government of South Australia. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
Derivation of Name: Hugh Cameron, an early pioneer; Other Details: Area 118 square miles
- South Australia hundred maps 1:63 360. Surveyor General's Office. 1867.
- "The District Councils Act 1887 No. 419". Flinders University. p. 90. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- "Proclamations—Snowtown, district—Boundaries enlarged" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (7 ed.). Government of South Australia. 1890: 402. 6 February 1890. Retrieved 26 June 2017.