Lyndoch, South Australia

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South Australia
Population 1,415 (2006)[1]
Established 1837
Postcode(s) 5351
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Location 58 km (36 mi) North East of Adelaide via Australian National Route A20.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B19.svg
LGA(s) Barossa Council
Region Barossa Valley
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker

Lyndoch (34°36′S 138°53′E / 34.600°S 138.883°E / -34.600; 138.883) is a town in Barossa Valley, located on the Barossa Valley Highway between Gawler and Tanunda, 58 km northeast of Adelaide. The town has an elevation of 175m and an average rainfall of 560.5mm. It is one of the oldest towns in South Australia.

Lyndoch is in the Barossa Council. It is in the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.

Lyndoch was named by Colonel William Light in December 1837 after his esteemed friend Lord Lynedoch who was his Captain in the Battle of Barrosa in 1811. It was an unfortunate misspelling that gave the town its name. The town was settled in 1839 and the village laid out later.

Lyndoch was declared a sister town to Georgetown, Texas as both Texas and South Australia celebrated their sesqui-centenary in 1986.

The town is now primarily a service centre for the surrounding grape and wine industry and a dormitory town with a significant number of local residents commuting to the city of Adelaide each day for employment.


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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lyndoch (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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