Bower, South Australia

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South Australia
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Bower is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°07′16″S 139°21′18″E / 34.12111°S 139.35500°E / -34.12111; 139.35500Coordinates: 34°07′16″S 139°21′18″E / 34.12111°S 139.35500°E / -34.12111; 139.35500
Postcode(s) 5374
LGA(s) Regional Council of Goyder
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Barker, Grey

Bower is a town in South Australia, approximately half way between Eudunda and Morgan[1] on the Thiele Highway. The name honours David Bower, a South Australian Member of Parliament (1865 - 1887) who donated land in the state for institutional purposes.[2] By 1916, Bower had become a dispatch centre for mallee timber and roots. These were loaded at the railway station on the Morgan railway line and sent to Adelaide.[3] A school operated in the town between 1917 and 1961.[2]


  1. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "The Manning Index of South Australian History". State Library South Australia. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Bower Railway-Station". The Advertiser. 8 November 1916. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 

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