Angaston, South Australia

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Angaston
South Australia
AngastonMurrayStreet.JPG
Murray St, the main street of Angaston
Angaston is located in South Australia
Angaston
Angaston
Coordinates 34°30′S 139°03′E / 34.500°S 139.050°E / -34.500; 139.050Coordinates: 34°30′S 139°03′E / 34.500°S 139.050°E / -34.500; 139.050
Population 1,865 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1842
Postcode(s) 5353
Elevation 347 m (1,138 ft)
Location 77 km (48 mi) north-east of Adelaide via Australian National Route A20.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B19.svg
LGA(s) Barossa Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Angaston:
Light Pass Penrice, Stockwell Moculta, Truro
Nuriootpa Angaston[2] Keyneton
Bethany, Vine Vale, Tanunda Flaxman Valley Mount McKenzie, Eden Valley
Angaston painted by George French Angas in the 1840s

Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Its elevation is 347 m, one of the highest points in the valley, and has an average rainfall of 561  mm. Angaston was originally known as German Pass, but later was named after George Fife Angas, who settled in the area in the 1850s. Angaston is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.[2]

Railway[edit]

Angaston was the terminus of the Barossa Valley railway line which was built in 1911.[3] The railway has now closed and been replaced by a bike path from Nuriootpa.

Notable former residents[edit]

Wineries[edit]

Other places[edit]

Tour Down Under[edit]

The finish of the 135 km, first stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under occurred on 21 January 2014 within the town. The race started in Nuriootpa and was won by Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEDGE.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Angaston (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Property Location Browser". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "FOLLOWING THE IRON ROAD.". The Register (Adelaide: National Library of Australia). 9 September 1911. p. 15. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ R. W. Linn, 'Angas, Sir John Keith (1900–1977)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/angas-sir-john-keith-9366/text16451, published first in hardcopy 1993, accessed online 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Suzanne Edgar, 'Angwin, Hugh Thomas Moffitt (1888–1949)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/angwin-hugh-thomas-moffitt-9368/text16455, published first in hardcopy 1993, accessed online 30 March 2015.
  6. ^ P. A. Howell, 'Hague, William (1864–1924)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hague-william-6518/text11189, published first in hardcopy 1983, accessed online 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ "2014 Santos Tour Down Under results, stage 1". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 

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