Hansborough, South Australia

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South Australia
Buttressed ruins at Hansborough.JPG
Ruins located at Hansborough
Hansborough is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°15′04″S 139°01′30″E / 34.251°S 139.025°E / -34.251; 139.025Coordinates: 34°15′04″S 139°01′30″E / 34.251°S 139.025°E / -34.251; 139.025
Established 1865
Postcode(s) 5374
LGA(s) Regional Council of Goyder
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Wakefield

Hansborough is a locality along the former Morgan railway line adjacent to the Thiele Highway, in South Australia's Mid North region. It is situated 9 kilometres south-west of Eudunda and 18 kilometres north-east of Kapunda. The Light River runs through the locality.

The town was originally surveyed in July 1865 and is named after early pastoralist and overlander Frederick Hansborough Dutton (1812-1890), who founded Anlaby Station, near Kapunda.[1] Today it is virtually a ghost town, with a number of ruins at the site.

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