Wirrulla, South Australia

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Wirrulla
South Australia
Wirrulla is located in South Australia
Wirrulla
Wirrulla
Coordinates 32°24′0″S 134°32′0″E / 32.40000°S 134.53333°E / -32.40000; 134.53333Coordinates: 32°24′0″S 134°32′0″E / 32.40000°S 134.53333°E / -32.40000; 134.53333
Population 241 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1914
Postcode(s) 5661
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Location 60 km (37 mi) North East of Streaky Bay
LGA(s) District Council of Streaky Bay
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey

Wirrulla is a small grain belt town located 60 km from Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. The town is a focus point for many of the surrounding agricultural districts, and features a number of silos used to store grain from the surrounding areas. The name of the town is derived from an aboriginal word meaning "to make haste, to be quick".[2] At the 2006 census, Wirrulla had a population of 241.[1]

The town was established after The Wirrilla Estate owned by Mr D.H. Power was subdivided in 1914, growing around a railway siding.[2] It was, and continues to be a useful stop for travellers making their way to the Gawler Ranges, which lie 40 km to the North of the township.

Wirrulla currently has a number of basic facilities including a hotel, a caravan park and a general store. The town also has an unusual tourist attraction - an inland jetty, possibly one of the few in the world.[3]

The town has a number of sporting and recreational facilities including bowls and golf courses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wirrulla (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Manning Index of S.A. History (2006-06-21), Place Names of South Australia - W, retrieved 2007-04-23 
  3. ^ Streaky Bay DC, Wirrulla Town Profile, retrieved 2007-04-23 

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