Agery, South Australia

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South Australia
Agery is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Coordinates34°09′0″S 137°44′24″E / 34.15000°S 137.74000°E / -34.15000; 137.74000Coordinates: 34°09′0″S 137°44′24″E / 34.15000°S 137.74000°E / -34.15000; 137.74000[1]
Population96 (2016 census)[2]
Established24 May 1999 (locality)[3]
Elevation104 m (341 ft)[citation needed]
LGA(s)Yorke Peninsula Council
RegionYorke and Mid North[4]
State electorate(s)Narungga[5]
Federal division(s)Grey[6]
Localities around Agery:
Kooroona Moonta Mines
East Moonta
Boors Plain
Nalyappa Agery Sunnyvale
Weetulta Weetulta
FootnotesAdjoining localities[1][7]

Agery is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on Yorke Peninsula. It is situated 17 km south-east of Moonta. Its name comes from the Aboriginal word ngadjali meaning "pipe clay".[8]


Agery School opened in 1880 and operated for over 100 years. It closed in 1982. Agery Post Office opened in December 1890.[8] Agery Methodist Church, originally known as the New Wesleyan Chapel, was built in 1885 and remained open until 1970. [9]


Agery Reserve is a small nature reserve that is managed by the Moonta Branch of the National Trust of South Australia. It comprises 3.3 ha of mallee scrub. [10]


Agery is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Narungga and the local government area of the Yorke Peninsula Council.[1][6][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Search result(s) for Agery (LOCB) (Record No. SA0000379) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Agery (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Kentish, Peter MacLaren (24 May 1999). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991, Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places ( within the District Council of Yorke Peninsula)" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. The South Australian Government. p. 2696. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Development Plan, Copper Coast Council, Consolidated – 28 August 2014" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 2014. pp. 286 & 394. Retrieved 23 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Agery, (Place names of South Australia)". Place names of South Australia. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Trove". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  10. ^ "National Trust - Agery Reserve". National Trust - Agery Reserve. National Trust. Retrieved 17 April 2015.