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Hart
South Australia
Postcode: 5464
Elevation: 182 m (597 ft)
Location:
LGA: Wakefield Regional Council
State District: Electoral district of Frome
Federal Division: Division of Wakefield
Localities around Hart:
Brinkworth, Rochester Marola, Anama
Condowie Hart Bungaree
Blyth Benbournie

Hart is a locality in the Mid North region of South Australia. The boundaries were formalised in January 2000 for the long established name for the area. There was a railway siding at Hart on the Gladstone railway line. The major industry in the area is cereal crop growing.

Name

The Hundred of Hart (part of the cadastral system in South Australia) was proclaimed in 1864 and named after Captain John Hart, a member of the colony's parliament and the Treasurer at the time (and later Premier).

Geography

The Hundred of Hart lies on the plains and western slope of the Yackamoorundie Range (known as the Middle Range at the time the Hundred was proclaimed). The eastern boundary of the Hundred is about 11 14 miles (18.1 km) along the crest of the range, mostly above 400 metres (1,300 ft) altitude, running roughly north–south. The southern boundary is part of the northern boundary of the Hundred of Blyth. The northern and western boundaries were arbitrary straight lines running true west and true south. The northern boundary is about 8 12 miles (13.7 km) long. The western boundary is now mostly followed by a road, which includes the main street of Brinkworth and is below 200 metres (660 ft) altitude. The current Bounded Locality of Hart occupies almost the southern half of the Hundred.

There was a Government Town named Anama surveyed in 1865, which was not fully developed, and officially ceased to exist in 1924. It was named for a local property owned by George Charles Hawker, near what is now the boundary of Hart and Rochester, both in the Hundred of Hart. The railway station may have been named for this Government Town on some maps, rather than for the Hundred district it was in.

Hart Field Site

Hart Field Site is a 40-hectare (99-acre) agronomic field trial site where broadacre crops and cropping techniques are tested. The site is owned by the Hart Field-Site Group, established as a committee in 1982. The group bought this permanent site in 2000 with the financial support of Wakefield Regional Council, the group having previously used privately owned land near the current site.


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