Poochera, South Australia facts for kids
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|Population||185 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||426 m (1,398 ft)|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Streaky Bay|
The township of Poochera was not surveyed until 1920, and its name is thought to be taken from the name of King Poojeri, a local aboriginal who died in 1917. A nearby hill is also named Poochera, possibly stemming from the same origin.
The town had a school which opened in 1920, but closed its doors in 1976.
Poochera, however, is probably best noted for its nearby colonies of Dinosaur Ant (Nothomyrmecia macrops), a rare, primitive species of ant that has attracted entomologists and evolutionary biologists from around the world.
Apart from the Poochera Hotel and Caravan Park, the town is served by a roadhouse where most general supplies can be purchased.
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