Bangham, South Australia facts for kids
|Population||211 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Western Flat”) (2011 census)|
|Elevation||105 m (344 ft)|
|Time zone||ACST (UTC+9:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||ACST (UTC+10:30)|
|LGA(s)||Tatiara District Council|
Bangham is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's south-east within the Limestone Coast region about 279 kilometres (173 mi)* south east of the state capital of Adelaide, about 31.5 kilometres (19.6 mi)* south-east of the municipal seat of Bordertown and adjoining the border with the State of Victoria.
Boundaries were created in March 2000 for the “long established name” which is derived from existing geographical features such as the Bangham Railway Station. The name is ultimately derived from Edward Bangham who “held adjacent land under occupation licence in the 1840s.”
The Frances Road which is a road maintained by the Government of South Australia, passes through the locality from Bordertown in the north to Frances in the south. The Mount Gambier railway line which has been closed since 1995, passes from north to south through the locality on its east side. Infrastructure exists for two railway stations - one named Bangham in the locality’s centre and the other named Geegeela in the locality’s north.
The majority land use within the locality is primary production. Three areas of land have been proclaimed for conservation purposes as the Bangham Conservation Park, the Geegeela Conservation Park and the Pine Hill Soak Conservation Park.
Bangham is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral district of MacKillop and the local government area of the Tatiara District Council.
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