Hundred of Ninnes

The Hundred of Ninnes is a cadastral unit of hundred located in the Mid North of South Australia centred on the Ninnes Plain. It is one of the 16 hundreds of the County of Daly[1] and was proclaimed by Governor Anthony Musgrave on the last day of 1874.[2]

South Australia
Ninnes is located in South Australia
Coordinates33°56′10″S 137°58′44″E / 33.936°S 137.979°E / -33.936; 137.979Coordinates: 33°56′10″S 137°58′44″E / 33.936°S 137.979°E / -33.936; 137.979
Established31 December 1874
Area240 km2 (94 sq mi)
LGA(s)Barunga West
RegionMid North
Lands administrative divisions around Ninnes:
Tickera Wiltunga Cameron
Kadina Ninnes Cameron
Kadina Kulpara Kulpara

There are no towns within the hundred boundaries. The majority is taken up by the bounded localities of Ninnes and Thomas Plain. The bounded localities of Willamulka, Alford, Bute and Paskeville overlap the northwestern and southern boundaries.

Plan of Hundred of Ninnes, 1912

The hundred was named for the Ninnes Plain which in turn was named after the local landowner, Thomas Ninnes.[2]

Local governmentEdit

The District Council of Ninnes was established in 1885 at Ninnes, bringing the hundred under local administration for the first time. Over the years the council was expanded both north and south to include more significant townships such as Bute, Alford and Kulpara. In 1933 the council name was changed to Bute, reflecting the new council seat location in that town. In 1997 Bute council was amalgamated with the District Council of Port Broughton bringing the hundred under the governance of the District Council of Barunga West.


  1. ^ South Australia hundred maps 1:63 360. Surveyor General's Office. 1867.
  2. ^ a b "Placename Details: Hundred of Ninnes". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. SA0049926. Retrieved 8 November 2017. Derivation of Name: Thomas Ninnes, landowner; Other Details: Area 94 square miles. Thomas Ninnes died at Clare December 2 1894-register 8/12/1894.