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Stansbury
South Australia
StansburyDalrympleHotel.JPG
Dalrymple Hotel at Stansbury
Population 543 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5582
Location
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Stansbury:
Ramsay Port Vincent Gulf St Vincent
Yorketown Stansbury Gulf St Vincent
Yorketown Wool Bay Gulf St Vincent

Stansbury (postcode 5582) is a small town, located in the southern east coast of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2011 census, Stansbury had a population of 543. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Minlaton and 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of Yorketown. It faces the Gulf St Vincent across Oyster Bay, where shellfish were originally harvested in the 19th century. The town has also been a port used in the export of wheat and barley to Adelaide. There is a country-style market which runs each Sunday, and was the first of its kind within the Yorke Peninsula region.

Name

The town was originally known as Oyster Bay, although it was officially proclaimed Stansbury in 1873 by Governor Anthony Musgrave, in honour of a friend.

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