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Murray St, the main street of Angaston
Angaston is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 2,095 (2016 census)
Established 1842
Postcode(s) 5353
Elevation 347 m (1,138 ft)
Location 77 km (48 mi) north-east of Adelaide via Australian National Route A20.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B19.svg
LGA(s) Barossa Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Angaston:
Light Pass Penrice, Stockwell Moculta, Truro
Nuriootpa Angaston Keyneton
Bethany, Vine Vale, Tanunda Flaxman Valley Mount McKenzie, Eden Valley
Angaston painted by George French Angas in the 1840s

Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Its elevation is 347 m, one of the highest points in the valley, and has an average rainfall of 561  mm. Angaston was originally known as German Pass, but was later renamed after the politician, banker and pastoralist George Fife Angas, who settled in the area in the 1850s. Angaston is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.

Other places

  • The Union Chapel
  • Collingrove Homestead
  • Pioneer Park in Murray Street

Tour Down Under

The finish of the 135 km, first stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under occurred on 21 January 2014 within the town. The race started in Nuriootpa and was won by Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEDGE.

Notable former residents

  • George Fife Angas (1789-1879) politician, banker and possible former slaveholder or slavery emancipist.
  • Sir John Keith Angas (1900–1977) pastoralist
  • Hugh Thomas Moffitt Angwin (1888–1949) engineer and public servant
  • William Hague (1864–1924) storekeeper and politician
  • Brian Hurn (1939–2015), cricketer.
  • O. P. Heggie (1877-1936) Actor. Played the Hermit who befriends the Monster in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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