Hundred of Wallaroo
The Hundred of Wallaroo is a cadastral unit of hundred located on the Copper Coast of South Australia. It is one of the 16 hundreds of the County of Daly. It was named in 1862 by Governor Dominick Daly after the indigenous term wadla warru presumed to mean wallaby urine.
1874 boundaries of Wallaroo Town shown on an excerpt of an 1888 map of the hundred
|Established||12 June 1862|
|Area||320 km2 (124 sq mi)|
The most densely populated town and localities of the Copper Coast council are situated inside (or largely inside) the bounds of the Hundred of Wallaroo:
- Wallaroo and North Beach
- Kadina (western half) and its suburbs: New Town, Jericho, Wallaroo Mines, Matta Flat and Jerusalem
- Moonta and its suburbs: Moonta Bay, North Moonta, Paramatta, Cross Roads, North Yelta, Yelta, Moonta Mines, East Moonta, Hamley, Port Hughes and Kooroona
- Rural localities of Wallaroo Plain (west portion), Warburto and Boors Plain (larger west portion)
- "Hundred of Wallaroo". Land Services, Government of South Australia. SA0016834. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
Derivation of Name: Corruption of Abna wadla warru; Other Details: Area 124 square miles. Wadla warru means wallaby's urine twisted to wallawaroo then to wallaroo.
- South Australia hundred maps 1:63 360. Surveyor General's Office. 1867.