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Bungaree
South Australia
Established: 1841
Postcode: 5464
Mayor: Allan Aughey
Location:
  • 131 km (81 mi) north of Adelaide
  • 12 km (7 mi) north of Clare
LGA: District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys
Region: Mid North
State District: Frome
Federal Division: Wakefield

Bungaree (or Bungaree Station) is a locality in the Mid North of South Australia, situated north of Clare, along the Main North Road.

History

Bungaree Station was established by settler George Charles Hawker and his two brothers in 1841, who ran sheep on 80,000 acres (32,000 ha) of land he purchased. Over time, a large settlement evolved which included the main homestead and a number of outbuildings, including a church.

The historic Bungaree Homestead Complex, including the homestead and its manager's house, council chamber, stables, office and store, men's kitchen, shearing shed, shearer's quarters, swagman's hut, stallion box and gate house, is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

The settlement today

Bungaree is still an active sheep station and remains in the ownership of the Hawker family. It has also become a centre for tourism, which includes accommodation and a conference centre.


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