Cummins, South Australia

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Cummins
South Australia
Cummins is located in South Australia
Cummins
Cummins
Coordinates 34°15′0″S 135°44′0″E / 34.25000°S 135.73333°E / -34.25000; 135.73333Coordinates: 34°15′0″S 135°44′0″E / 34.25000°S 135.73333°E / -34.25000; 135.73333
Population 705 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5631
Location
LGA(s) District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey

Cummins is a town on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, 67 km north of Port Lincoln and 68 m above sea level. At the 2006 census, the town had a population of 705.[1]

Cummins was named after William Patrick Cummins, a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1896 to 1907.[2] Cummins was surveyed in 1902 a few years after the first settlers in the area arrived. The railway to Port Lincoln arrived in 1907.

The major industries are sheep and grain growing. There is a narrow gauge railway line to the deep-water port at Port Lincoln for exporting grain.

Cummins is the headquarters of the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula. It is in the state electoral district of Flinders and the federal Division of Grey.

The town has a bowls club with 3 greens which competes in the Southern Eyre Peninsula Mens Bowling Association.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cummins (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  2. ^ Praite, R. and Tolley, J.C. (1970) Place Names of South Australia, p. 33. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. ISBN 0-85179-083-6
  3. ^ http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-5755-0-0-0&sID=188111