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Canowie Belt
South Australia
Caowie Belt near Jamestown. The ruins of the 1918 built stpne Baptist Church. Now used for farm storage. (44107722645).jpg
Church ruins
Postcode(s) 5420
LGA(s) Regional Council of Goyder
Northern Areas Council
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Canowie Belt:
Sunnybrae Sunnybrae Terowie
Belalie North Canowie Belt Whyte Yarcowie
Belalie East Belalie East Whyte Yarcowie
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Canowie Belt is a rural locality in the Mid North region of South Australia, situated in the Regional Council of Goyder. It was established in August 2000, when boundaries were formalised for the "long established local name". The name is adapted from "Kanya-owie", an Aboriginal word for "rock waterhole", and was associated with the Canowie Station pastoral lease.

A school at Canowie Belt opened as "Yongala Blocks" in 1904 and closed in 1967. The school had suffered early difficulties when it was found that the walls "cracked badly" after only ten weeks of usage.

Canowie Belt Post Office opened on 1 December 1902 and closed on 31 December 1946.

Canowie Belt Baptist Church opened in 1904, but has since closed. In 1911, the church reported that "the subject of baptism was not very prominent" in their meetings so as to have regard for non-Baptist parishioners in their area.

The Canowie Belt Hall opened in July 1909.

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