Black Hill, South Australia

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Black Hill
South Australia
Black Hill Swinging Bridge and Hall.jpg
Crossing of the River Marne, Black Hill
Black Hill is located in South Australia
Black Hill
Black Hill
Coordinates 34°42′11″S 139°27′25″E / 34.703°S 139.457°E / -34.703; 139.457Coordinates: 34°42′11″S 139°27′25″E / 34.703°S 139.457°E / -34.703; 139.457
Postcode(s) 5353
Location 19 km (12 mi) SE of Cambrai
LGA(s) Mid Murray Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Black Hill:
Sedan Swan Reach Sunnydale
Cambrai Black Hill Wongulla
Mannum Walker Flat

Black Hill is a settlement in South Australia.[1] Black Hill is between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Murray River on the banks of the Marne River. Until 1918, when many place names were changed if they sounded German, Black Hill was known as Friedensthal.

Prior to white settlement, the area was owned by the Ngaiawang people.[2]

The Black Hill post office and shop have long since closed. The school operated from 1894 to 1945. The post office opened in 1891.[3] The township was first settled in 1890 as Friedensthal (Valley of Peace). Prior to that, it had been part of a station owned by Thomas R Reynolds. Black Hill Rocks provide the source for two commercial granite quarries that have been used in significant buildings in Australia.[2]


  1. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Black Hill, The mid Murraylands, South Australia". Discover Murray. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Placename Details: Black Hill". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 13 October 2009. SA0006829. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2017.