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Redhill
South Australia
Population 217 (2006 census)(2006 Census)
Postcode(s) 5521
Location
LGA(s) Port Pirie Regional Council
Region Mid North
State electorate(s) Frome
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Redhill:
Crystal Brook, Merriton Narridy
Mundoora, Port Broughton Redhill Gulnare
Snowtown Koolunga, Brinkworth

Redhill (formerly Broughton) is a town in the Mid North of South Australia.

History

Redhill was established in the late nineteenth century under the name of Broughton, with a hotel, blacksmith, general store and other businesses built within the township. A primary school operated in the town for many years. Several churches were also built in the township and there is also a cemetery on the town's south eastern outskirts. The town now has a small museum opposite the hotel (Eureka Hotel), located in the former District Council of Redhill offices.

It was renamed as Redhill in 1940.

The Redhill Geological Site on the Redhill to Yacka Road is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

Transport

Redhill was for many years the terminus of a broad gauge branch railway that was meant to continue to Port Pirie to connect directly with the standard gauge Trans-Australian Railway. This link was completed in 1938, resulting in a rare triple gauge yard. In the 1980s, when more lines were converted to standard gauge, the Redhill line was diverted to Crystal Brook.

The Princes Highway bypasses the town with a petrol station situated between the road and the township.

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