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South Australia
Alawoona is located in South Australia
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)
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.


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