Kingston On Murray, South Australia facts for kids
|Kingston On Murray
Houseboats on the Murray River
|Population||257 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Loxton Waikerie|
Kingston On Murray (formerly Thurk and Kingston O.M.) is a town on the south bank of the Murray River in the Riverland region of South Australia. It was named after Charles Kingston who was Premier of South Australia from 1893-99. At the 2006 census, the town had a population of 257.
The town was surveyed in January 1915 and originally proclaimed as Thurk on 21 November 1918. The town's name was changed from Thurk to Kingston O.M. in 1940. The name was altered at the request of residents from Kingston O.M. to Kingston On Murray in March 1994. Erratum published in Government Gazette 24 November 1994 to correct the incorrect use of hyphens in the original Notice to Assign.
The Sturt Highway now bypasses the town and crosses the Murray River over a bridge. Before the bridge was opened in 1973, there were two vehicular cable ferries in the town to carry traffic over the river.
Kingston Estate and Accolade Wines' Banrock Station brand have wineries near Kingston On Murray. There is also the Ramsar-listed Banrock Station Wetlands.
The historic Kingston On Murray Pump Site and Feeder Tank Ruins are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.
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