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Jervois is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 283 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5259
LGA(s) Rural City of Murray Bridge
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Jervois:
Woods Point
Brinkley Jervois Tailem Bend
Wellington Wellington East

Jervois is a town in South Australia, on the right (western) bank of the lower Murray River. At the 2006 census, Jervois and the surrounding area had a population of 283. Jervois is predominantly a farming community, especially dairy farming on the floodplain and gently rising ground behind it.

Jervois is located in the Rural City of Murray Bridge local government area, 99 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of the state capital, Adelaide and on the opposite bank of the Murray from Tailem Bend, with a cable ferry carrying vehicles across the river between the two towns. In contrast to Jervois, Tailem Bend is high on cliffs above the left bank of the river. Jervois was surveyed in 1927 and named after the governor of South Australia, William Jervois.

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