Lands administrative divisions of South Australia
The Lands administrative divisions of South Australia refers to the cadastral units of counties, and hundreds in South Australia. These form part of the Lands administrative divisions of Australia. They are located in the south-eastern part of the state and do not cover the whole state. A total of 540 Hundreds have been proclaimed, although 5 of these were annulled in 1870, and in some cases the names reused elsewhere. In 1916, during the First World War, 8 of the Hundreds with names of German origin were proposed for renaming with Aboriginal names, but this did not happen. Instead, those 8, and 2 more, were renamed in 1918 with names derived from Allied commanders or battles (see Australian place names changed from German names). A further 3 names have also been proposed for other Hundreds (extant or conjectured) over the years. Thus while 540 Hundreds have been proclaimed, and only 535 exist today, a total of 561 names of Hundreds are listed in the South Australian official gazetteer Placenames Online.
All South Australian Hundreds have unique names; therefore it is unnecessary, when referring to a Hundred, to also name its County. This is in contrast to New South Wales, where a Parish name might be reused in more than one County.
Apart from the single Hundred of Murray (existed 1853-1870), which occupied parts of five Counties, all Hundreds fall entirely in one County. This is in contrast to Victoria, whose parishes in some cases overlapped two or more Counties.
List of Counties
- 4 Hundreds in the County of Albert, proclaimed in 1860, were annulled in 1870. In addition, the Hundred of Murray, which occupied parts of the five Counties of Albert, Alfred, Hamley, Russell & Young, proclaimed in 1853, was also annulled in 1870. The numbers in the table do not include this Hundred.
List of Hundreds
- http://www.placenames.sa.gov.au/pno/index.jsf Select feature type = hundred, then click submit