Bute is a town in the Mid North of South Australia, approximately 40 kilometres east of Wallaroo and 24 kilometres west of Snowtown. It was proclaimed as a town in 1884 and named after the [2 ] Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Attractions to the town include the nearby Bute tannery, [4 ] Bute Hobbies Bromeliad Display Gardens and the Bute Hotel [2 ] The town is surrounded by agricultural and pastoral land. [5 ]
Bute was the original site of the
Yorke Peninsula Field Days in 1895; they are now held outside Paskeville. [2 ]
Railways [ edit ]
Bute is situated on the disused rail line between
Wallaroo and Brinkworth. This line was originally narrow gauge (1067mm) but was converted to broad gauge (1600mm) in 1927. From the late 1990s until 2009 a tourist train traversed the line from Wallaroo to Bute. [6 ] [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bute (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats . Retrieved 2008-10-23.
^ a b c d "Bute, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia" . Retrieved 2010-01-16.
^ "Bute". . Gazetteer of Australia online Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
^ a b "Bute, South Australia". Travelmate . Retrieved 2010-01-16.
^ "Attractions for Bute - South Australia, Australia" . Retrieved 2010-01-16.
^ Callaghan, W. H. (2002), Horse and Steam, Wheat and Copper, (January/February): 9–27, 46–63 Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin
^ "Yorke Peninsula Rail". Lions Club of Yorke Peninsula Rail Inc . Retrieved 2008-10-05.
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