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Whyte Yarcowie
South Australia
Whyte Yarcowie is located in South Australia
Whyte Yarcowie
Whyte Yarcowie
Coordinates 33°13′51″S 138°53′06″E / 33.230883°S 138.885063°E / -33.230883; 138.885063Coordinates: 33°13′51″S 138°53′06″E / 33.230883°S 138.885063°E / -33.230883; 138.885063
Population 51 (2016 census)
Established 28 May 1874 (town)
24 August 2000 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5420
Elevation 552 m (1,811 ft)(Railway station)
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) Regional Council of Goyder
Region Yorke and Mid North
County Kimberley
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.9 °C
71 °F
7.3 °C
45 °F
365.7 mm
14.4 in
Localities around Whyte Yarcowie:
Canowie Belt Terowie Terowie
Canowie Belt Whyte Yarcowie Wonna
Belalie East Hallett Ulooloo

Whyte Yarcowie is a town and locality in the Australian state of South Australia. It is on the Barrier Highway between Hallett and Terowie.

The town of Yarcowie was surveyed in 1875. First land was released to settlers in the district of Yarcowie in March 1872. The name is said to be Aboriginal (Ngadjuri) for "Wide Water". The name changed to Whyte Yarcowie in 1929 after early pastoralist John Whyte. The railway station on the Peterborough railway line was opened in 1880, but the railway closed in the 1980s.

The Yarcowie Hotel (formerly the Commercial Hotel) on the Barrier Highway opened around 1881. A second hotel - also then known as the Yarcowie Hotel or Globe Hotel - operated between 1875 and 1893.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Whyte Yarcowie had a population of 51 people.

Whyte Yarcowie is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Stuart and the local government area of the Regional Council of Goyder.

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