Spalding, South Australia facts for kids
The former "District Council of Spalding" council chambers
|Population||212 (2006 census)|
|Established||1885 (district council proclaimed)|
|Elevation||309 m (1,014 ft)|
|LGA(s)||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.
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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