Hamilton, South Australia

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Hamilton
South Australia
Hamilton is located in South Australia
Hamilton
Hamilton
Coordinates 34°13′S 138°52′E / 34.217°S 138.867°E / -34.217; 138.867Coordinates: 34°13′S 138°52′E / 34.217°S 138.867°E / -34.217; 138.867
Postcode(s) 5373
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location
LGA(s) Light Regional Council
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Wakefield

Hamilton (postcode 5373) is a small township in the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia. It is about 120 km northeast of Adelaide, South Australia, about 20 km north of Kapunda. Once a stop for the mining carts going from Adelaide to Burra, but now just a small agricultural district.

Hamilton was the birthplace of Albert Percy Blesing in 1879, MP for Northern from 1924-1944. He served as Minister for Agriculture, Local Government and Afforestation in the government of Thomas Playford IV. This now shrinking town used to be a very vibrant one with its own football, netball and cricket teams all of which now are non-existent. The Hamilton tennis club is still running and plays in the Julia Tennis Association, they have won the flag 6 times in the last 20 years[when?] and continue to be a competitive team in the association.[citation needed] The park at Hamilton is called Gill Park and is named after the Gill family which was a common family in the district, and donated the money to build the hall and oval there.

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