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Sherlock is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 244 (2006)
Established 8 August 1907 (town)
24 August 2000 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5301
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
LGA(s) The Coorong District Council
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Hammond
Federal Division(s) Division of Barker
Localities around Sherlock:
Wynarka Karoonda
Moorlands Sherlock Peake
Coomandook Yumali

Sherlock is a town and locality in the Australian state of South Australia. It is on the Pinnaroo railway line and Mallee Highway.


The town was surveyed in May 1907. The railway station opened in January 1913, with the stationmaster also responsible for the Moorlands station 9 miles (14 km) west. The Sherlock Baptist Church opened in 1911, and was the first stone building erected along the Pinnaroo railway line.

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