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Bower
South Australia
BowerHall&Gates.JPG
Public hall
Postcode(s) 5374
Location
LGA(s)
  • Regional Council of Goyder
  • Mid Murray Council
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Barker, Grey
Localities around Bower:
Geranium Plains, Rocky Plain Bundey Maude, Beatty
Australia Plains Bower Mount Mary
Sutherlands Brownlow

Bower is a town in South Australia, approximately halfway between Eudunda and Morgan on the Thiele Highway.

The area was originally the territory of the Ngadjuri people. The name Bower honours David Bower, a South Australian Member of Parliament (1865 - 1887) who donated land in the state for institutional purposes. By 1916, Bower had become a dispatch centre for mallee timber and roots. These were loaded at the railway station on the Morgan railway line and sent to Adelaide. Bower Public School operated in the town between 1917 and 1960, replacing an earlier Lutheran school forcibly closed during World War I.

The historic Lime Kiln Ruins on Bower Boundary Road are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

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