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Point Pearce
South Australia
Point Pearce is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Point Pearce
Point Pearce
Coordinates 34°25′01″S 137°30′07″E / 34.41694°S 137.50194°E / -34.41694; 137.50194Coordinates: 34°25′01″S 137°30′07″E / 34.41694°S 137.50194°E / -34.41694; 137.50194
Population 91 (2016 census)
Established 1868
Postcode(s) 5573
Location
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Narungga
Federal Division(s) Grey

Point Pearce, also spelt Point Pierce in the past, is a town in the Australian state of South Australia. The town is located in the Yorke Peninsula Council local government area, 194 kilometres (121 mi) north-west of the state capital, Adelaide. At the 2016 census, Point Pearce had a population of 91.

It is known for the mission established for Aboriginal people in the late nineteenth century. The location was originally known as Bookooyanna by the local Narungga people, usually spelt Bukkiyana in modern sources.

Established as Point Pearce Mission Station in 1868, it became the Point Pearce Aboriginal Station after it was taken over by the state government in 1915, as an Aboriginal reserve. In 1972, ownership was transferred to the Point Pearce Community Council under the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966.

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