South Hummocks, South Australia

South Hummocks is a locality in the Mid North of South Australia at the head of Gulf St Vincent adjacent to Yorke Peninsula on the southeastern slopes of the Hummock Range.

South Hummocks
South Australia
South Hummocks is located in South Australia
South Hummocks
South Hummocks
Coordinates34°00′S 138°06′E / 34.0°S 138.1°E / -34.0; 138.1Coordinates: 34°00′S 138°06′E / 34.0°S 138.1°E / -34.0; 138.1
Location14 km (9 mi) north of Port Wakefield
State electorate(s)Narungga[1]
Federal division(s)Grey
Localities around South Hummocks:
Ninnes Lochiel
South Hummocks Lochiel
Kulpara Port Arthur Beaufort

Most of South Hummocks is part of the Hundred of Kulpara in the District Council of Barunga West, but a strip along the northern and eastern sides is part of Hundred of Cameron and Hundred of Goyder in the Wakefield Regional Council. For federal elections, it is in the federal Division of Grey. It is in the state electoral district of Narungga.[2][1]

South Hummocks formerly had a government school and a church.[3] The former South Hummocks railway station on the Port Wakefield–Moonta railway line was just over the southern boundary in the locality of Port Arthur. The school opened in 1882 and closed in 1945. The post office opened in 1869, closed 1917 to 1925, then finally closed again in 1952.[4]


  1. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Placename Details: South Hummocks". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 27 October 2008. SA0062624. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  3. ^ "OBITUARY". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 7 February 1940. p. 12. Retrieved 1 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Geoffrey H. Manning (2012). "S" (PDF). A Compendium of the Place Names of South Australia. p. 40. Retrieved 30 June 2017 – via State Library of South Australia.

Further readingEdit

  • Penna, Rex (1980), The South Hummocks story : discovery to prosperity, Peacock Publications, ISBN 978-0-909209-32-2