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South Australia
Established 1850
Postcode(s) 5607
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 251 km (156 mi) W of Adelaide city centre
  • 15 km (9 mi) N of Port Lincoln
LGA(s) District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.2 °C
70 °F
11.3 °C
52 °F
383.2 mm
15.1 in
Localities around Poonindie:
Whites Flat Whites Flat
Louth Bay
Louth Bay
Charlton Gully Poonindie Spencer Gulf
North Shields North Shields Spencer Gulf
Footnotes Location
Adjoining localities

Poonindie is a small township near Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

The land upon which it sits was originally the land of the Barngarla people. Poonindie was established in 1850 by the Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide Augustus Short as a mission to Aboriginal people in South Australia.

The original church survives and remains in use today. The township also survives, with a small population. The mission itself has been converted to an Aboriginal reserve and granted to the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Community Council. The land is now used as a small homeland, called Akenta.

Heritage listings

Poonindie has a number of sites associated with the former mission listed on the South Australian Heritage Register, including:

  • Poonindie Mission Bakehouse Complex and Well
  • Poonindie Mission Superintendent's Residence
  • Poonindie Cemetery
  • Poonindie Mission Schoolhouse
  • St Matthew's Anglican Church
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