Corny Point, South Australia

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Corny Point
South Australia
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The lighthouse at Corny Point
Corny Point is located in South Australia
Corny Point
Corny Point
Coordinates 34°55′27″S 137°4′58″E / 34.92417°S 137.08278°E / -34.92417; 137.08278Coordinates: 34°55′27″S 137°4′58″E / 34.92417°S 137.08278°E / -34.92417; 137.08278
Population 154 (2006)[1]
Established 1881[2]
Postcode(s) 5575[3]
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Localities around Corny Point:
Spencer Gulf Spencer Gulf Spencer Gulf
Spencer Gulf Corny Point Point Turton
Innes National Park Marion Bay Warooka

Corny Point is a settlement in South Australia[4] at the north-western tip of the "boot" of Yorke Peninsula. It was named this by Matthew Flinders in March 1802 because it appeared to be a growth on the toe of Yorke Peninsula.[5] A lighthouse was built in 1882. The first pastoral lease was taken up in 1846.[6] The site is notable for outcrops of Palaeoproterozoic gneisses[7] of the Lincoln Complex on the wave cut platform at the base of the low limestone cliffs.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Yorke Peninsula


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Corny Point (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Post Office List - PPA". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Australia Post: Postcode Search". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  4. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Corny Point". Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  6. ^ "South Australia - Corny Point". Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  7. ^ YORKE PENINSULA (MOONTA SUBDOMAIN) PRE-NEOPROTEROZOIC BASEMENT GEOLOGY. Australian Government : Geoscience Australia. September 2003. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 

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