Black Point, South Australia

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Black Point
South Australia
Black Point is located in South Australia
Black Point
Black Point
Coordinates34°36′49″S 137°53′24″E / 34.613549°S 137.890092°E / -34.613549; 137.890092Coordinates: 34°36′49″S 137°53′24″E / 34.613549°S 137.890092°E / -34.613549; 137.890092[1]
Population48 (2016 census)[2]
Established27 May 1999[3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location72 km (45 mi) northwest of Adelaide
LGA(s)Yorke Peninsula Council[1]
RegionYorke and Mid North[1]
State electorate(s)Narungga[5]
Federal Division(s)Grey[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
21.9 °C
71 °F
11.3 °C
52 °F
504.0 mm
19.8 in
Suburbs around Black Point:
Pine Point Gulf St Vincent Gulf St Vincent
Pine Point Black Point Gulf St Vincent
Port Julia Port Julia Gulf St Vincent
Adjoining localities[1]

Black Point is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula about 72 kilometres (45 miles) northwest of the state capital of Adelaide.[4][1]

Black Point consists of an area of land bounded to the west by the St Vincent Highway and to the east by Gulf St Vincent where the coastline forms a bay gazetted as Port Alfred which faces to the north-east and concludes in the headland gazetted both as Black Point and the Narungga word, Gudliwardi.[1]

Its boundaries were created in May 1999 for the “long established name” and includes the Black Point Shack Site.[1][3] The name was derived from the headland on the coastline which was named by a Stephen Goldsworthy on 10 October 1854.[1][8]

As of 2015, the majority land use within the locality is agriculture. A secondary land use is conservation which concerns the strip of land immediately adjoining the coastline. Tertiary uses include the use of land along the Port Alfred coastline for both residential use and short-term tourist accommodation with the latter being provided in the form of a caravan park.[9]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Black Point had a population of 48 people.[2]

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

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Search results for 'Black Point, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Black Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 May 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b Kentish, Peter McLaren (27 May 1999), "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991, Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (in the District Council of Yorke Peninsula)" (PDF), The South Australian Government Gazette: 2696, retrieved 21 May 2020 – via AustLII
  4. ^ a b c "Postcode for Black Point, South Australia". Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  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. ^ a b c "Monthly Climate Statistics for Maitland (nearest weather station)". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Black Point; Nomenclature". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Development Plan - Yorke Peninsula Council - Consolidated – 26 November 2015" (PDF). Government of South Australia. pp. 321–323 and 433–440. Retrieved 25 February 2016.