Hawker, South Australia facts for kids
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|Population||246 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||315 m (1,033 ft)|
|Location||365 km (227 mi) N of Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||Flinders Ranges Council|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Stuart|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Grey|
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365 kilometres (227 mi) north of Adelaide. It is in the Flinders Ranges Council, the state Electoral district of Stuart and the federal Division of Grey. At the 2006 census, Hawker had a population of 229.
Hawker was a thriving railway town from the 1880s until 1956 as it was on the famous Ghan railway line, until the route was moved further west when the line was upgraded.
Hawker has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 20 Cradock Road: St Philip and St James Catholic Church
- Hawker-Wilpena Road: Mount Desire Dyke
- Wonoka-Hawker Road: Hawker railway station
- 1885 Hawker Dam
Hawker Racing Club holds a once a year Thoroughbred horse racing meeting which includes the Hawker Cup in late May which attracts many people from around the area.
Hawker has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cool winters. Rainfall is very sparse throughout the year, but more reliable in the winter months.
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