Stockport, South Australia

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Stockport
South Australia
Stockport is located in South Australia
Stockport
Stockport
Coordinates 34°20′0″S 138°44′0″E / 34.33333°S 138.73333°E / -34.33333; 138.73333Coordinates: 34°20′0″S 138°44′0″E / 34.33333°S 138.73333°E / -34.33333; 138.73333
Population 234 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 5410
Location
LGA(s) District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys
State electorate(s) Frome
Federal Division(s) Wakefield

Stockport is a small town 73 kilometres (45 mi) north of Adelaide and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Tarlee in South Australia. It was laid out on section 1283, Hundred of Light in 1845 by Samuel Stocks junior, naming it for his birthplace, Stockport in Cheshire (now Greater Manchester), England.[2]

On the southern boundary of the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council area, it was once the heart of a small farming community. At the 2006 census, Stockport had a population of 234.[1]

Stockport today boasts a number of old stone homes, mixed with a number of new residences. A feature is a working Observatory, operated by the Astronomical Society of SA Inc. There is also an Adventure Camp, operated by the YMCA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stockport (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/manning/pn/s/s7.htm