Whyte Yarcowie, South Australia

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Whyte Yarcowie
South Australia
Whyte Yarcowie is located in South Australia
Whyte Yarcowie
Whyte Yarcowie
Coordinates 33°13′36″S 138°53′14″E / 33.2268°S 138.8871°E / -33.2268; 138.8871Coordinates: 33°13′36″S 138°53′14″E / 33.2268°S 138.8871°E / -33.2268; 138.8871
Population 119
Postcode(s) 5420
LGA(s) Regional Council of Goyder[1]
State electorate(s) Stuart[1]
Federal Division(s) Grey[1]

Whyte Yarcowie is a settlement in South Australia.[2] It is on the Barrier Highway between Hallett and Terowie.[3]

The town of Yarcowie was surveyed in 1875. The name is said to be Aboriginal (Ngadjuri) for "Wide Water". The name changed to Whyte Yarcowie in 1929 after early pastoralist John Whyte.[4] The railway station on the Peterborough railway line was opened in 1880, but the railway closed in the 1980s.

At the 2006 census, Whyte Yarcowie had a population of 119.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Property Location Browser". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Whyte Yarcowie". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Whyte+Yarcowie+SA+5420/@-33.2322636,138.8674503,20181m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6abea31907c299f1:0x4033654628ed390. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Regional Council of Goyder - Whyte Yarcowie". Regional Council of Goyder. 19 August 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Whyte Yarcowie (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 October 2011.