Woolundunga, South Australia

Woolundunga is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the western side of the Flinders Ranges about 271 kilometres (168 mi) north of the state capital of Adelaide and about 21 kilometres (13 mi) south-east of the city of Port Augusta.[1]

Woolundunga
South Australia
Woolundunga is located in South Australia
Woolundunga
Woolundunga
Coordinates32°33′55″S 137°57′00″E / 32.565252°S 137.950124°E / -32.565252; 137.950124[1]
Population8 (2016 census)[2]
Established17 February 1994 (locality)[3]
Postcode(s)5701[1]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location
LGA(s)
RegionFar North
Yorke and Mid North[1]
CountyFrome[1]
State electorate(s)Stuart[4]
Federal Division(s)Grey[5]
Mean max temp[6] Mean min temp[6] Annual rainfall[6]
24.7 °C
76 °F
13.6 °C
56 °F
257.0 mm
10.1 in
Suburbs around Woolundunga:
Stirling North
Port Paterson
Saltia Wilmington
Port Paterson Woolundunga Wilmington
Winninowie Winninowie
Nectar Brook
Wilmington
FootnotesLocation[1]
Adjoining localities[1]

Boundaries for the part of Woolundunga within the City of Port Augusta in the west were proclaimed on 17 February 1994 while the part within the District Council of Mount Remarkable in the east was added on 13 March 1997.[3][7]

The locality’s name is of Aboriginal origin and is considered by the South Australian historian, Geoffrey Manning, to be derived from the name of “springs near Mount Brown” claimed to belong to a group of Aboriginal people with “the same name.” The name was used in 1851 for a pastoral enterprise called the ‘Woolundunga Run’ which was established by J. Pat(t)erson on pastoral lease no. 32 and which was located in part of the locality due to the presence of two homestead ruins both bearing the name within the current boundaries.[8][9][10]

Woolundunga is bounded in part by roads including the Horrocks Pass Road (B56) which passes through the pass of the same name on its southern side and the Augusta Highway which forms its western boundary.[1]

Land use within the locality is concerned with ‘primary industry’ activities dominated by pastoralism and other classes of agriculture with land in the locality’s east being zoned to preserve “the natural and rural character and scenic features.”[11][12][13]

Woolundunga is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Stuart and the local government areas of the City of Port Augusta and the District Council of Mount Remarkable.[5][4][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Search results for 'Woolundunga, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Postcode', 'Counties', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions', and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "State Suburb of Woolundunga". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 February 2018.  
  3. ^ a b "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991, Notice to Assign" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 17 February 1994. p. 482. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Electoral district of Stuart". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Port Augusta Power Station (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Names and Boundaries to Places" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 13 March 1997. p. 1177. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  8. ^ Manning, Geoffrey. "South Australian Names - W" (PDF). Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Search results for 'Woolundunga Homestead, Ruin' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Search results for 'Old Woolundunga Homestead, Ruin'with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Search results for 'Woolundunga, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Local Government Areas', 'Land Development Plan Zone Categories' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Development Plan - Port Augusta (City) Consolidated – 7 July 2016" (PDF). Government of South Australia. pp. 106 and 161. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Development Plan, Mount Remarkable Council, Consolidated – 5 September 2013" (PDF). Government of South Australia. pp. 16, 124, 135, 169, 176 and 180. Retrieved 12 February 2018.