Alawoona

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Alawoona
South Australia
Alawoona is located in South Australia
Alawoona
Alawoona
Coordinates 34°44′12″S 140°30′23″E / 34.7368°S 140.5064°E / -34.7368; 140.5064Coordinates: 34°44′12″S 140°30′23″E / 34.7368°S 140.5064°E / -34.7368; 140.5064
Postcode(s) 5311
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Location
LGA(s) District Council of Loxton Waikerie
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker

Alawoona is a settlement in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia. At the 2006 census, Alawoona had a population of 250.[1] It lies on the Karoonda Highway and Loxton railway line where they both change direction from easterly to continue northwards for 35 km to Loxton.

History[edit]

Alawoona was established as one of the original sidings during the construction of the Barmera railway line in 1906, 76.5 miles (123.1 km) from Tailem Bend. Soon after, Alawoona became a junction when the spur line to Loxton was built. The town was surveyed in 1914 and is named for the local Aboriginal word for place of hot winds.[2] The post office opened on 1 March 1915 and was closed on 18 March 1988[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Alawoona (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Placenames Report - Alawoona". Property Location Browser. Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. SA0000516. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 19 April 2012