Palmer, South Australia

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South Australia
Palmer lutheran church.jpg
Palmer Lutheran Church
Palmer is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°51′07″S 139°09′36″E / 34.852°S 139.160°E / -34.852; 139.160Coordinates: 34°51′07″S 139°09′36″E / 34.852°S 139.160°E / -34.852; 139.160
Population 329 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1860s
Postcode(s) 5237
LGA(s) Mid Murray Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker

Palmer is a town just east of the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia along the Adelaide-Mannum Road, 70 kilometres east-north-east of the state capital, Adelaide and 15 km west-north-west of Mannum (34°51′S 139°9′E / 34.850°S 139.150°E / -34.850; 139.150). It is located in the Mid Murray Council local government area. At the 2006 census, Palmer had a population of 329.[1]

The town was named after Colonel George Palmer, a South Australian Colonisation Commissioner.[2] It was settled in the 1860s as a mining and agricultural settlement.

At the ABS 2001 census, Palmer had a population of 305 people living in 124 dwellings.

Palmer has a primary school, a general store, hotel[3] and a Lutheran Church.[4] There are some nearby rock formations.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Palmer (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Place Names of South Australia, State Library of South Australia. Accessed 9 July 2006.
  3. ^ White Pages Online. Accessed 18 June 2006.
  4. ^ Lutheran Church of Australia. Accessed 7 April 2007.

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