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Buckleboo
South Australia
Buckleboo Railway and Silos South Australia(18039872166).jpg
Former grain silos on Buckleboo Railway
Population 188 (2006 census)
Established 1925
Postcode(s) 5641
Location
  • 313 km (194 mi) north-west of Adelaide
  • 31 km (19 mi) north-west of Kimba
LGA(s) District Council of Kimba
County Buxton
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.6 °C
74 °F
10.3 °C
51 °F
346.8 mm
13.7 in
Localities around Buckleboo:
Gawler Ranges Thurlga
Mount Ive
Nonning
Gawler Ranges Buckleboo Bungeroo
Cunyarie
Pinkawillinie Pinkawillinie Cortlinye
Footnotes Coordinates
Location
Climate
Adjoining localities

Buckleboo is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia on the Eyre Peninsula located about 313 kilometres (194 mi) northwest of the state capital of Adelaide and about 31 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of the municipal seat of Kimba.

Buckleboo began as a government town surveyed in November 1924. It was named in 1925 by Tom Bridges, the 19th Governor of South Australia after the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Buckleboo. Boundaries for the locality were created in 1999 and included the former government town of Buckleboo, the ceased government town of Moongi and the locality of Moongi. In 2013, a parcel of land was removed from the adjoining locality of Pinkawillinie and added to Buckleboo to ensure that the area once covered by the Buckleboo Pastoral Run was within the locality.

Buckleboo was until 2005 the railhead for the Eyre Peninsula Railway, a narrow gauge railway to haul grain via Kimba and Cummins to Port Lincoln for export. The silos at the former railway station and the few remaining buildings are surrounded by the Buckleboo Conservation Reserve, proclaimed in 1990.

The locality also includes the Moongi Conservation Reserve further along the railway survey, beyond where tracks were ever laid. Moongi also had a school and a Methodist Hall which opened in 1932.

Buckleboo is home to 'Buckleboo Park' which consists of six tennis courts and an oval for Australian rules football and cricket.

Buckleboo is in the local government area of the District Council of Kimba, the state electoral district of Flinders and the federal Division of Grey.

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