Manoora, South Australia

Manoora is a settlement in the Mid North region of South Australia on the Barrier Highway and upper reaches of the Gilbert River.[2] It was also on the Peterborough railway line serving Burra until the line was closed. At the 2006 census, Manoora had a population of 277.[3]

South Australia
Former Manoora railway station
Manoora is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°00′02″S 138°49′03″E / 34.0006°S 138.8174°E / -34.0006; 138.8174
Population134 (SAL 2021)[1]
LGA(s)Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
State electorate(s)Electoral district of Frome
Federal division(s)Grey
Localities around Manoora:
Mintaro Stanley Black Springs
Watervale Manoora Waterloo
Auburn Saddleworth Steelton

The first Europeans to settle at Manoora, in about 1841, were the sheep pastoralists Edward and William Peter, of Scottish origin. Having established their head station near present Manoora, for a few years the brothers (or cousins) held extensive occupation licences reaching toward the Kapunda and Burra districts.[citation needed]

Manoora is named for another early station in the district owned by A W J Grant. The name is believed to be derived from a native name for a spring or water.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Manoora (SA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  2. ^ "2905.0 – Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Manoora (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Placename Details: Manoora". Property Location Browser. government of South Australia. 1 September 2008. SA0042541. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.