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South Australia
Old cottage, Penwortham.JPG
Cottage among grape vines at Penwortham in the Hundred of Clare
Established 1842
Area 4,077 km2 (1,574.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) Wakefield Regional Council
District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys
Regional Council of Goyder
Northern Areas Council
Port Pirie Regional Council
Lands administrative divisions around Stanley:
Victoria Victoria Kimberley
Daly Stanley Burra
Gulf St Vincent Gawler Light

The County of Stanley is one of the 49 counties of South Australia. It was proclaimed by Governor George Grey and named for Lord Edward Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies from February–June 1858, who had earlier advocated financial support for South Australia in 1842. It is roughly bounded by the Wakefield River in the south, the approximate path of the Barrier Highway in the east, latitude 33°28' S in the north and longitudes 138°08' to 138°15' E in the west.


The County of Stanley is divided into the following hundreds:

  • Hundred of Koolunga
  • Hundred of Yackamoorundie
  • Hundred of Andrews
  • Hundred of Ayers
  • Hundred of Boucaut
  • Hundred of Hart
  • Hundred of Milne
  • Hundred of Hanson
  • Hundred of Everard
  • Hundred of Blyth
  • Hundred of Clare
  • Hundred of Stanley
  • Hundred of Goyder
  • Hundred of Stow
  • Hundred of Hall
  • Hundred of Upper Wakefield
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