Spalding, South Australia facts for kids
The former "District Council of Spalding" council chambers
|Established:||1885 (district council proclaimed)|
|Elevation:||309 m (1,014 ft)|
|LGA:||Northern Areas Council|
Prior to 1869, there were five sheep runs in the Spalding area: Bundaleer, Booborowie, Canowie, Hill River and Bungaree. From this date, the Spalding area was made available to farmers and a farming-centred community grew.
On 30 July 1885, the District Council of Spalding was proclaimed; it remained until 1997, when it merged into the Northern Areas Council. In 1925 a post office was built in Spalding.
Spalding was serviced by a broad gauge railway line through the Clare Valley from Adelaide from its construction in 1922 until the last train in 1978.
The historic Spalding Railway Bridge over the Broughton River and Bundaleer Reservoir site are both listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.
Features of interest
- The Heysen Trail runs past Spalding, which is approximately the midpoint of the 1900 km walking route.
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