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Mount Bryan
South Australia
Mount Bryan is located in South Australia
Mount Bryan
Mount Bryan
Location in South Australia
Population 110 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 5418
LGA(s) Regional Council of Goyder
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Stuart
Federal Division(s) Division of Grey
Localities around Mount Bryan:
North Booborowie
Hallett Mount Bryan East
Booborowie Mount Bryan Mount Bryan East
Burra Burra Burra

Mount Bryan is a town in north-east South Australia. The town is situated on the Barrier Highway and former Peterborough railway line, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Burra, in the Regional Council of Goyder. At the 2016 census, Mount Bryan had a population of 110.

The town was named after a nearby peak, Mount Bryan, which was seen in December 1839 by Governor George Gawler and who named it in honour of Henry Bryan, a young man who became lost and perished of thirst during Gawler's expedition. Among those accompanying Gawler were Charles Sturt and Henry Inman.

Once the heart of a thriving farming community, including some of Australia's best known Merino sheep studs, the town today is largely represented by the Mount Bryan Hotel—an old pub.

At the northern end of the Mount Lofty Ranges, the views of and from the surrounding hills are scenic. A popular route is north east to Sir Hubert Wilkins cottage, the restored home in which the polar explorer was born and grew up.

The addition of Hallett Wind Farm in the late 2000s and early 2010s has seen wind generating energy from some of the ridge-tops north of Mount Bryan.

The historic Mackerode Homestead is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

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