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South Australia
Buttressed ruins at Hansborough.JPG
Ruins located at Hansborough
Population 42 (2016 census)
Established 1865 (town)
16 March 2000 (locality)
Abolished 13 August 1936 (town)
Postcode(s) 5374
Elevation 333 m (1,093 ft)
  • Regional Council of Goyder
  • Light Regional Council
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s)
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.1 °C
70 °F
9.3 °C
49 °F
448.6 mm
17.7 in
Localities around Hansborough:
Buchanan Eudunda Eudunda
Bagot Well
Hansborough Eudunda
Bagot Well Bagot Well
St Kitts
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Hansborough is a locality along the former Morgan railway line adjacent to the Thiele Highway, in South Australia's Mid North region. It is situated 9 kilometres south-west of Eudunda and 18 kilometres north-east of Kapunda. The Light River runs through the locality.

A town was surveyed in July 1865 and named after Frederick Hansborough Dutton (1812-1890), an early pastoralist and an overlander, who founded Anlaby Station, near Kapunda. It was declared as ceasing to exist on 13 August 1936. Boundaries were created for the part of the locality within the Light Regional Council on 16 March 2000 and for the part within the Regional Council of Goyder which includes the ceased Government Town of Hansborough on 24 August 2000.

The Hundred of Neales School, later Freshwater Creek School, opened in 1927 in a former manager's residence on the Kingscourt property and closed in 1940.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Hansborough had a population of 42 people.

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